Waka Kotahi and NZ Police are urging all New Zealanders to support safer speeds during Road Safety Week 2021, as New Zealand commits to a future for Aotearoa where no one is killed or seriously injured on our roads.
With earthworks on Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Highway rapidly reshaping the landscape at both ends of the 11.5km highway, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is holding a series of public information sessions around the region this month to update the community on the project.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will be improving safety for pedestrians and other road users by installing pedestrian refuge islands in two Marlborough townships in coming months: Renwick, near Blenheim, and Rai Valley, closer to Nelson, both on SH6.
The beginning of construction on the Waipukurau to Waipawa Shared Path, a joint project between Waka Kotahi the NZ Transport Agency and Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, was marked with a blessing by hapu from Te Tapairu Marae and Mataweka Marae on Saturday (8 May).
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency would like to thank the public for their input into creating a safer roading network between L Phillips Road and Pūhoi, which will become an alternative route to SH1 once the new Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway is completed.
| Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency | Nelson City Countil
A significant milestone in transport planning will take place next week* when the Nelson Future Access (NFA) project seeks Nelson City Council support for its preferred programme to enable a final round of engagement to commence.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is extending the consultation and engagement period for the State Highway 5 (SH5) and 51 speed review by four weeks, following concerns about the calculation and presentation of likely travel time increases related to lower speed limits on SH5.
Maintenance crews have started works on SH14 and will be covering locations in Northland and north-west Auckland as they carry out work to improve the approach onto 32 bridges in the region, to create a smoother and safer journey for all road users.