As people continue their holiday travel plans or are returning back to work, they will notice road contractors out in force taking advantage of the good weather and advancing significant maintenance programmes across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty state highway network.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP) and CPB HEB Joint Venture, the builder contracted to deliver the Transmission Gully project, have run out of time to complete all of the tasks necessary for the road to open in time for Christmas.
Motorists are advised to plan ahead for significant delays on State Highway 2 between Waihī and Tauranga next week, as Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency contractors push to complete as much chipsealing as possible on this key route ahead of the busy Christmas break.
Tararua residents and visitors can now ‘drive the highway’ from the comfort of the Woodville Community Library. Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Highway project has installed a driving simulator at the library in Woodville on Vogel Street to enable people to experience what the new highway will be like.
Safe Limits, a new road safety advertising campaign, aims to increase public awareness and understanding of how setting safe speed limits plays an important part in keeping everyone safe – no matter how they travel.
Motueka is getting an early Christmas present with its first ever set of traffic and pedestrian signals lighting up on 2 December: the first step in making High St safer for everyone, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
For nearly 150 years there’s been a bridge over the Manukau Harbour, but legend has it that the very first crossing was actually a set of stepping stones and at low tide, local iwi used these stones to cross on foot between Māngere and Onehunga.