There will be plenty of people taking it to the limit this weekend between Christchurch and Dunedin, and on other Otago and Southland highways, to have one of those nights at the Eagles concert in Dunedin Saturday.
Flexible barriers down the middle of the road to stop head-on crashes, a new roundabout at Marlborough Airport, and rumble strips to give drivers a wakeup call are among road safety ideas proposed for a high-risk stretch of highway between Blenheim and Nelson.
The NZ Transport Agency is asking people on the West Coast and in Buller District to take extreme care driving through the Lower Buller Gorge for the next month or so. The equipment for the traffic signals controlling the one-way traffic through the narrow Fern Arch area were stolen at the end of last week.
With the Nelson and Tasman Civil Defence Emergency Operations team decision to evacuate more streets in Wakefield, State Highway 6 which runs through the town is being closed for the safety of all road users.
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Queenstown Lakes District Council, the NZ Transport Agency and Otago Regional Council have joined forces to develop and deliver a safe, connected and accessible transport network for the Wakatipu area.
The NZ Transport Agency has three consecutive late night Lyttelton Tunnel closures coming up. These are on Sunday, 24 February, between 11pm and 4am, and also Monday and Tuesday nights, 25 and 26 February.