The giant tunnel boring machine (tbm) for the NZ Transport Agency's Waterview tunnel project stretches almost the length of a rugby field, is heavier than five Airbus A380 jumbo jets, and will move enough spoil to fill 320 Olympic-sized swimming pools to create twin traffic tunnels in west Auckland. But the one thing a complex machine of this size is missing is a name.
An oversized tractor and trailer unit will be on display as part of the NZ Transport Agency's (NZTA) Fieldays stand, which will be pushing for safer journeys on rural roads. The stand will give visitors new insights into ways of reducing serious crashes and fatalities on our rural roads.
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, 14 June.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) says some long awaited fine weather has seen a start made this week on drilling to remove a 2000 tonne section of unstable rock high above the western entrance of the Homer Tunnel.
The intersections of Victoria and Willis Streets with Karo Drive (State Highway 1) are some of the busiest and some of the most dangerous intersections in Wellington. Forty crashes have been recorded in the last five years at these two sites.
The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers to take care on Northland state highways during the current unsettled weather, especially at the following locations where work to upgrade sections of the network might involve speed restrictions and changes to the highway layout: