The NZ Transport Agency is aiming to reopen a single lane at Omoto, near Greymouth, to traffic early next week, dependent on slip movement over the next few days and the weather. SH7 was fully closed east of Greymouth mid last week after an historic landslide which reactivated in August, requiring traffic management.
Initial findings from the geotechnical investigation into the large hillside slip that caused significant damage to State Highway 4 confirm that the work to reinstate the route will be significant and complex.
The NZ Transport Agency says work is well underway to address the findings of the Ministry of Transport’s review of the Agency’s regulatory capability and performance, commissioned by the Minister of Transport in October 2018 and published today.
Twelve railway level crossings across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty are undergoing safety upgrades, as the NZ Transport Agency and KiwiRail work together to make level crossings safer for road users and pedestrians.