The NZ Transport Agency has awarded the contract for the construction of the 13 km Peka Peka to Ōtaki section of the Kāpiti Expressway to Fletcher Construction, with work on the ground set to get under way in mid-2017.
The NZ Transport Agency says increasing public access in and out of Kaikoura via the inland road (route 70) is an urgent priority as crews continue working to restore the severe damage wrought by the November 14 earthquake.
The NZ Transport Agency advises that State Highway 58 between Paremata Road and Postgate Drive will be closed to all traffic in both directions from 10pm tonight (Wednesday 23 November). The road will be closed for approximately 5 hours to allow contractors to repair the road surface where a major slip occurred last week.
As part of its annual safety work programme, the NZ Transport Agency is installing more than 250 road lane directional arrow signs across the Wellington and Wairarapa regions, ready for the busy summer season ahead.