The Transport Agency is encouraging travellers through Canterbury as well as Queenstown Lakes District to become on-the-spot reporters by crowdsourcing* travel information. The aim of the trial, with Abley Transportation, is to help keep the highways safer and people better informed about possible road hazards and winter conditions. Road hazards might include stock on the roads or roadsides, potholes or branches blown down with high winds.
The NZ Transport Agency today announced a $435 million investment by the government in Christchurch’s transport network with the awarding of contracts to build the new Christchurch Northern Corridor and stage two of the Christchurch Southern Motorway.
South Island drivers need to slow down and watch following distances on both icy roads and gritted roads this morning and this week, says NZ Transport Agency Journey Manager Lee Wright. Shaded areas may be icy until midday and later in some places.
Snow and ice conditions have eased up on most South Island state highways – notably Pine Hill to Waitati including the Leith Saddle north of Dunedin which has now reopened, says the NZ Transport Agency.
Drivers should be ready for snow and ice on many South Island state highways this morning advises the NZ Transport Agency. The wider Dunedin area from Palmerston to Gore, is very icy and road users need to take care. “No towing vehicle” restrictions are in place on several highways.
Drivers should be ready for snow and ice on many South Island State Highways this morning, says the NZ Transport Agency. The wider Dunedin area and Palmerston to Gore, is very icy and road users need to take care.