The NZ Transport Agency’s West Coast maintenance crews have just reopened State Highway 6 at Lake Moeraki, between Haast and Fox Glacier, the site of a slip caused by torrential rain earlier today. The road is also open at the nearby Douglas Culvert where crews have temporarily repaired the culvert so drivers can get through.
The NZ Transport Agency and Waimakariri District Council are working together to look at ways to tackle morning peak congestion and make the journey between Waimakariri and Christchurch safer and easier.
The NZ Transport Agency’s West Coast contracting teams worked hard to reopen State Highway 6 along the South Island’s West Coast at the weekend after a significant washout scoured and undermined the highway.
The NZ Transport Agency, Mana Whenua groups, Heritage New Zealand and the South Waikato District Council have started work on a project which will see safer access and improvements to the culturally significant Hatupatu rock site on State Highway 1 near Ātiamuri.
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 11 November 2016. Please note this Traffic Bulletin is updated every Friday.
Construction will begin later this year on the new Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway following today’s announcement by the NZ Transport Agency that a contract has been signed for the project to be delivered as New Zealand’s second Public Private Partnership (PPP) for a state highway, after the Transmission Gully motorway project in Wellington.
The NZ Transport Agency has released information from the first phase of its investigation into possible improvements to State Highway 1 Picton to Christchurch. The investigation focusses on the area between Picton in Marlborough and the Ashley River Bridge in Canterbury.
"Avoid delays and disruption to your travel this busy summer road work season,” is the message from the NZ Transport Agency, as they gear up for another busy road works maintenance and construction period.