The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to expect delays on Gladstone Road Bridge between 9pm on Thursday 8 August and 3am on Friday 9 August, while contractors undertake line marking improvements.
The end is in sight for the highway and rail rebuild along SH1 north and south of Kaikōura, as well as the inland route to Waiau. The rebuild of the transport networks followed the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in November, 2016.
The 300 kids at Taipa Area School in Northland have more reason than most for celebrating the new bridge in their town. The bridge construction team has fixed a chronic problem that often forced the school’s closure, sometimes for days at a time.
Safety improvement works aimed at preventing deaths and serious injuries on the Hawke's Bay Expressway are nearing the halfway point, with most sites on the expressway expected to be completed by February next year.