Project introduction

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is making changes to the existing state highway network and providing people with important information about using the wider transport network to help support safe and efficient journeys to and from Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui (Wellington).

About the project

The Wellington Network Operational Readiness (WNOR) programme is in the construction phase. Additional managed motorway technology is now being installed to help people navigate the roads more easily and keep them informed of any incidents or crashes on the road ahead.

The work includes the rollout of new electronic signage to advise of incidents or estimated journey times and new CCTV to ensure that the motorway is operating safely and efficiently.

Key benefits

  • Improved state highway operations management
  • Additional resources to assist Wellington Transport Operations Centre with its traffic monitoring and reporting capability
  • Better real-time information for those who use our state highway network, and
  • Increased safety, resilience and efficiency of our network while making journeys to and from Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui (Wellington) more reliable.

Check out current road conditions, journey times and public transport options via the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner.

Journey Planner(external link)

Good driving habits help reduce congestion

Did you know that everyone who drives on the roads can help reduce congestion?

Merging like a zip is a really simple way drivers can help the transport network run more efficiently and safely.

So, the next time you are behind the wheel and looking to merge into a lane of traffic, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Get up to speed of the other traffic
  • Look for a gap in the traffic
  • Indicate that are going to merge
  • Merge towards the end of the lane.