Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says the improvements to State Highway 57 near Levin will make the road far safer for everyone who uses it, and is encouraging people to be patient and take care as they adjust to the changes to the road’s layout.
Waka Kotahi advises that State Highway 1 between Greville Road and Constellation Drive will be closed between 10:00pm to 5:00am on Friday 10 June and Friday 17 June. This closure is so our team can complete the median concrete slip form barrier.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says recent road rebuilding work on State Highway 2 at Bay View in Napier does not meet the expectations it has for work on its state highways and will need to be rectified.
UPDATE 2, 9.30pm Wed 13 April: State Highway 35 is now closed all the way from Okitu, north of Gisborne, through to Potaka, due to fallen trees between Gisborne and Tolaga Bay. The road closure will be reviewed tomorrow morning and an update provided.
Mokomoko (indigenous lizards) salvaged from the Takitimu North Link roading project have been relocated to their new permanent home on the maunga, Mauao in Tauranga Moana – giving them a chance to flourish in a new environment.
UPDATE 1.15PM Wed 13 April: State Highway 35 is now also closed between Tokomaru Bay and Te Puia Springs, in addition to the closure between Hicks Bay and Te Araroa. As the section between Tokomaru Bay and Te Puia Springs is still operating under an overnight (7pm-7am) road closure, this section is unlikely to reopen before tomorrow.
Bay of Plenty and Waikato travellers can make their Easter and ANZAC weekend journeys safer and a little sweeter by using the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency holiday journey planner (Easter and Anzac weekends 2022) to plan ahead and avoid delays.
Drivers who want to use Lewis Pass, SH7 need to rethink their route this evening as a serious motorcycle crash near the Boyle River has closed the highway while the Police Serious Crash Unit investigates and vehicles are recovered.
A safer connection for people walking, cycling, using scooters and mobility scooters is one step closer with the construction on the new Bayfair underpass progressing well. From 20 April, the underpass will be available to use for people crossing State Highway 2/Maunganui Road walking and cycling; and the current pedestrian crossing will be removed.