The NZ Transport Agency and Whangarei District Council today announced five planned improvement projects along SH1 in Whangarei, aimed at helping to ease congestion and supporting economic growth in and around the city.
Construction is now underway to replace the current one-lane Kopu Bridge on State Highway 25 near Thames with a new two-lane bridge that will significantly reduce peak holiday travel delays and improve safety on this section of State Highway 25.
The Bailey bridge at Ten Mile, 16km north of Greymouth on SH6 is being temporarily shifted early next week in preparation for the refurbishing of an existing bridge that up until 14 years ago was the permanent bridge in this area.
The NZ Transport Agency and Whangarei District Council are starting work on six construction projects over the next four years on SH1 in Whangarei to manage growing traffic, improve safety and make travelling around the area easier for local residents, business and visitors.
The Automobile Association and the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) are pleased that another commercial vehicle has scored a four star safety rating in the latest round of Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) crash testing.
Relief is at hand for truckies on the East Coast, following the announcement by the NZ Transport Agency that from Thursday morning it will be allowing restricted heavy vehicles to use the alternative route to SH35 at Busby's Hill.