| NZ Transport Agency | Accelerate 25 & Horizons Regional Council
The NZ Transport Agency has selected a preferred option for a new State Highway 3 route to replace the closed Manawatū Gorge, connecting the Manawatū, Tararua District, Hawke’s Bay and northern Wairarapa regions.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising that SH4 between Whanganui and Raetihi is scheduled to re-open at 4pm today (Wednesday March 7) following the installation of roadside barriers at a high risk slip site two kilometres south of Fields Track.
Drivers in the bottom of the North Island are urged to delay travel if possible until the heavy rain and strong winds have passed. High winds are especially challenging for drivers of caravans, campervans, high sided vehicles and motorbikes.