Restoring road access on State Highway 23 (SH23) between Whatawhata and Raglan is urgently underway. This crucial link between Raglan and Hamilton was fully closed on Wednesday last week, following a serious slip on the section known as the Raglan Deviation.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is urging anyone planning to travel over the Waitangi Day long weekend to check the latest information on road closures and restrictions before starting their journeys, allow plenty of extra time and expect delays in several regions.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has begun the work needed to get a clear picture of the full extent of the slip damage to State Highway 25A (SH25A) in the Coromandel, the first step in planning a solution to restore this vital transport link for the region.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says people should continue to defer any non-essential travel in North Island regions which remain affected by severe weather, with Metservice red or orange warnings for heavy rain remaining in place for Coromandel and parts of the Bay of Plenty region.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is urging people to avoid non-essential travel in several North Island regions, with Metservice red or orange warnings for heavy rain in place for Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, and parts of Bay of Plenty and Gisborne.