Initial inspections show that Canterbury State Highways appear to have held up well after this morning's major earthquake, but the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is urging people to only travel if it's essential.
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 8pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday 10 September.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) welcomes a Ministerial recommendation to refer its Waterview Connection application for designation and resource consents to a Board of Inquiry - the first ever roading project to use the new national consenting process.
The NZ Transport Agency says contractors have made excellent progress moving Auckland's Rob Roy Hotel nine metres this morning, and the historic building is now 28 metres along the journey to its temporary home.
Following the Auckland Regional Transport Authority's announcement of free local rail travel during this weekend's 36 hour southbound closure of the Southern Motorway, the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is reiterating its advice to all Aucklanders to drive only if they have to from 5pm this Saturday.
The NZTA this week awarded the contract to build extra lanes at the Fraser Street, 15th Avenue intersection, add two new pedestrian crossings on 15th Avenue and improve cycling and walking routes on State Highway 2A to Downer NZ Ltd.