The NZ Transport Agency says the planned closure of a section of one of Auckland's key arterial roads to move a heavy segment of the Waterview Connection's giant tunnel boring machine has been postponed 24 hours.
The NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport say congestion will be extremely heavy around the Constellation Drive interchange on Auckland's Northern Motorway (State Highway 1) during this afternoon’s peak.
The world’s 10th largest tunnelling boring machine (TBM) is now on its way to Auckland to construct the city’s Waterview Connection tunnels - one of New Zealand’s most important transport links since the opening of the Auckland Harbour Bridge more than 50 years ago.
The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers that the SEART (Southeastern Highway) southbound link to Onehunga in Auckland will be closed tonight for emergency works to clean up after a spill earlier today.
The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers there will be day time work on Puhinui Road (State Highway 20B) starting on Monday (24 June), which will have an impact on travel to and from Auckland International Airport.
The NZ Transport Agency has approved $1.14m in funding to help in the design of a significant upgrade of one of Auckland's busiest commuters routes to improve travel for bus passengers to and from the CBD.
There will be significant changes for drivers on the Northwestern Motorway (State Highway 16) when the NZ Transport Agency opens a section of its new westbound off-ramp at the Lincoln Road interchange next Tuesday (18 June)
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.
China's continued economic strength and the accelerating number of Chinese tourists visiting New Zealand is prompting an NZ Transport Agency safety campaign directed at tourism companies specialising in holidaymakers from the Asian nation.