The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that sealing works on State Highway 58 have been ‘paused’ for the winter, with cold and wet weather making it impractical to continue with sealing and lane marking work.
Loose loads are road hazards that have the potential to kill or harm, as well as cause delays on Auckland’s motorways, so encouraging people to tie their loads down securely is the focus of a new NZ Transport Agency campaign.
Improved year-round access to a section of Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour is now possible after the official opening on Saturday (11 July) of a new footpath linked to New Zealand’s largest-ever roading project – the Waterview Connection.
The Transport Agency says the icy grip on Southland and Otago roads over the last three days shows no immediate signs of easing, and drivers need exercise extra caution when driving in these conditions.
The NZ Transport Agency says drivers need to be extra vigilant in Canterbury, Otago and Southland, with the wintry blast expected to continue to affect many roads in these regions over the next two days.
The NZ Transport Agency says its contractors have been hard at work re-instating flood-affected roads, and with State Highway 54 expected to re-open today (Friday 3 July), only one section of the state highway network remains closed following the effects of last month's major flood event in and around Whanganui.
The project to build New Zealand’s first ever smart motorway in Wellington is about to reach a significant milestone with the second and final push of an old off-ramp at Kaiwharawhara due next week, says the NZ Transport Agency.