Six high-risk roads in central and eastern Waikato are set to become safer for motorists, with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency installing rumble strips, better roadside signs and long-life line markings.
ReBicycle EkeRua which upcycles donated, second-hand bikes and gives them to refugees and other people in need in Wellington, received the top honour at the On the Go Awards in Dunedin on Thursday night.
As part of the Southern Fibre Link project underway in South Westland, three South Westland bridges require overnight closures from Sunday, 21 March through to mid-April this year. All three bridges are between Paringa and Haast on SH6.
Geotechnical engineers have started testing the ground conditions around the future site of Stage Two of the Takitimu North Link between Te Puna and Ōmokoroa, one of the Government’s New Zealand Upgrade Programme (NZUP) projects.
UPDATE: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency engineers completed further investigations underneath the New Plymouth-bound lane of State Highway 45 between Omata and Oakura (near the Tapuwae Stream) on Tuesday. These detailed investigations have confirmed there is no risk to the highway. Further testing in the Oakura-bound lane will continue today as a precautionary measure, to complete testing at the site.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises work to realign a section of State Highway 43 at West Otunui Road, near Taumarunui, which was reduced to one lane following a slip, will get underway from next week.