The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is asking motorists to be patient today with very heavy traffic flows expected on highways in the Waikato, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty as people head home after the long weekend break.
Traffic flows around the Waikato and Coromandel have been heavy over the first day of the Easter holiday break, however, overall there have been very few reports of congestion, says the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA).
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is urging Kiwi motorists to stay on top of the new give way rules at intersections, with the agency's national advertising campaign promoting the rule changes wrapping up earlier this week.
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, 13 April.
With traffic expected to be heavy over Easter, the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is advising motorists to plan ahead to avoid expected delays and allow additional travel time for their journeys where necessary.
The NZ Transport Agency says following some very productive days of slip-clearing operations, work carting slip material has experienced a minor setback following onsite safety concerns, although the gorge is still marching on towards a mid-year opening.
The NZ Transport Agency has largely completed the first stage of pavement renewal and resurfacing on the southbound lane on a section of State Highway 1 near Paekakariki, and work will resume next week after the Easter break.
The NZ Transport Agency is urging drivers to plan ahead to help minimise the impact of scheduled Easter weekend closures and detours at two of Auckland's busiest motorway interchanges - Gillies Avenue on the Southern Motorway (State Highway 1) and Maioro Street on the Southwestern Motorway (SH20).
The NZ Transport Agency will open its Northern Gateway Toll Road call centre on Good Friday (6 April) and again on Easter Monday (9 April) to provide an extended holiday service for those people wanting to pay tolls by telephone.
The NZ Transport Agency says it will be monitoring the temporary diversion route through the Waioeka Gorge near Gisborne as severe weather is forecasted to hit the Eastern Bay of Plenty early this week.