The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to take care and suggests using an alternate route via State Highway 33 and State Highway 2 when travelling between Rotorua and Tauranga as there is a significant amount of loose chipseal on State Highway 36 between the Mangorewa Gorge and the Roy Rd intersection, due to recent road surfacing operations.
There will be two important changes for drivers on the Northwestern Motorway (State Highway 16) when the latest stages of the NZ Transport Agency’s improvements at the Lincoln Road interchange become operational next Monday (11 November).
A successful safety campaign first used four years ago is being activated again by the NZ Transport Agency’s Auckland Motorway Alliance (AMA) to try to cut the number of bridge strikes across the city’s motorway network.
The NZ Transport Agency says there will be significant changes to driving on the Auckland Harbour Bridge and some other sections of the city’s motorway network early this Sunday morning (10 November) for the “Bike the Bridge” event.
Resurfacing work costing $360,000 is underway on the north and southbound legs of State highway 1 between Fredrick Street and Albany Street, to replace the existing road surface that’s reached the end of its economic life.
Work will begin this week on upgrading State Highway 39A, Te Kowhai and Limmer Roads, west of Hamilton. SH39A connects SH39 with the Te Rapa Section of the Waikato Expressway, which opened in December 2012.
When construction of the girders for the decks of the new $20.1 million Waitaki Bridges begins this month, locals could be forgiven for thinking the bridges are being built from recycled "rusty" steel.
The NZ Transport Agency is welcoming today's announcement that Cabinet has agreed to lower the legal blood alcohol limit from 80 to 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood for drivers aged over 20.
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 8 November.