Work on the Rugby Road Underpass on SH3 between Tariki and Norfolk Road near Stratford is progressing well, NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) Whanganui State Highways Manager Errol Christiansen says. The new 3.5 km stretch of new highway is expected to be open in May.
The opening of the new Bell Block bypass on State Highway 3, about 5 kilometres north of New Plymouth, will ease congestion and improve road safety, NZ Transport Agency regional director Jenny Chetwynd said.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) advises that urgent remedial road works are about to start just to the north of the Matahorua Gorge and the Matahorua Gorge Realignment project in the vicinity of the Samarkand Station, on SH2 about 50km north of Napier/70km south of Wairoa.
The NZ Transport Agency says today's release of the Safer Journeys road safety strategy is an important step forward in the effort to reduce deaths and injuries on New Zealand roads over the next ten years.