As the final stage of work to get the Victoria Park Tunnel ready for traffic nears completion, the NZ Transport Agency reminds drivers to plan their journeys to avoid motorway congestion through the central motorway junction in Auckland this coming weekend.
The NZ Transport Agency and the Automobile Association have released Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) crash test results for two more new vehicle models in New Zealand - a top five-star rating for the Skoda Yeti sports utility vehicle, and a four star result for the 2011 Toyota HiAce van.
Light levels in the Terrace Tunnel are going up again. New High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lights were switched on last night, as part of the NZ Transport Agency's $50 million tunnel upgrade. They will operate during the day, along with the new fluorescent lights that were turned on in September.
NZ Transport Agency is advising drivers to chose alternative routes and avoid the motorway congestion through central Auckland this weekend because of intensive works to complete the Victoria Park tunnel.
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9:00 p.m. and finish at 5:00 a.m., unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 11 November 2011.
With the onset of summer and more reliable construction weather, the NZ Transport Agency is accelerating work to complete improvements on key motorway projects in Auckland that will deliver widespread benefits for all drivers.
Traffic is now using two lanes of State Highway 73 (SH73) in Christchurch in the Brougham Street area after the highway was closed for just over six hours following fatal crash involving a truck and a car earlier this morning.
Cycling season is here and it's time to shake off those winter blues, head outdoors and start riding. To give potential peddlers a bit of a push-start, the NZ Transport Agency is celebrating the 10th year of their annual Bike Wise programme. February is Bike Wise Month, but there's no need to wait until then to begin enjoying all of the benefits biking brings.