Work has started on a $25m safety upgrade of Southland’s Homer Tunnel on SH94 providing a welcome economic boost for the Te Anau and Milford Sound Piopiotahi communities, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
A special ceremony was held at Kaikōura’s South Bay today to mark the departure of the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) Alliance from the township exactly three years after State Highway 1 fully re-opened on 15 December, 2017.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency crews will be working at the Pelorus Bridge, on SH6, between Nelson and Havelock, for three nights next week: Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 December and again on Sunday night, 13 December.
People who drive at night between the West Coast and Canterbury on SH73, the Arthur’s Pass route, may face delays between Jacksons and Kumara from Sunday night, 6 December, until Saturday night, 12 December.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is tendering for new highway pull-over areas in the South Island’s Mackenzie Basin alongside improvements to existing stopping places. This project, which combines safety with enhancing the visitor driver experience, is being funded through the regional package of the NZ Upgrade Programme, with a $5 million budget overall.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has officially marked the completion of the Ōpaoa River Bridge project in Wairau/Blenheim with the blessing and unveiling of a spectacular pou whenua, alongside the opening of the new walking and cycling facilities on the historic Opawa Bridge.
Aspiring Highways, on behalf of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, is part way through their summer reseal programme. After completing sections of SH85 (Alexandra to Kyeburn) and parts of SH6 near Luggate and Albert Town, the reseal team is now moving south.
A recent police focus on driver behaviour around state highway roadworks sites in Coastal Otago, north of Dunedin, has resulted in a large number of drivers being stopped and educated on the need to take more care driving through these sites, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
New traffic lights, cyclist and pedestrian facilities and a new link road and roundabout are among changes being proposed in West Melton, as Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency looks to make it safer and easier for people to get around the busy village.