Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that the Northern Motorway (SH1) will be closed between Oteha Valley Road and Silverdale for essential maintenance over a number of nights, beginning Sunday 18 July.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises multiple worksites are active on State Highway 30/ Te Ngae Road, between Sala Street and Iles Road, in Rotorua this week, as part of the Eastern Corridor Stage One project.
Those travelling on State Highway 2 between Awakeri and Taneatua from Monday (12 July) to Wednesday (14 July) next week are reminded to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys, due to a closure of the Pekatahi Bridge for maintenance works.
With less than three months until the contractually agreed opening date of 27 September 2021, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says the Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP) contracted to build, operate and maintain the Transmission Gully motorway, and its design and build subcontractor the CPB HEB Joint Venture are continuing to advise Waka Kotahi that they remain confident of meeting their contractual commitments and opening the road on time.
From next week there will be lane changes for people using the Northern Motorway as 16,000m3 of material, the equivalent of six Olympic sized swimming pools, is excavated to create an underpass providing a direct connection between SH1 and SH18 as part of Auckland’s Northern Corridor Improvements (NCI) project.
Work to keep Taranaki state highways in a safe condition doesn’t stop just because its winter. Crews will be out in force over the coming months monitoring the state highway network and making temporary repairs, including filling potholes and asphalting sections of highway.
Update 6 July: Due to an unexpected delay in relocating services, the first weekend detour of State Highway 21 southbound has been postponed and will now begin at midday Friday 23 July, running until 5am Monday 26 July.
Providing better transport options for people in southern Auckland is still top of mind for Waka Kotahi as it pushes ahead with the consenting process for Stage 1B1 of the Papakura to Drury South project, part of the New Zealand Upgrade Programme (NZUP).
Representatives of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Downer NZ, HEB Construction, Tonkin + Taylor and iwi mana whenua have marked a key milestone, forming Te Ara Tupua Alliance, as the Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-One section of Te Ara Tupua moves towards construction.