• 26 July 2021Check your load before you hit the road
    “On both occasions warning signs were illuminated, but the vehicles didn’t reduce their speed, striking the bridge at speeds up to 100km an hour. It’s fortunate that nobody was hurt,” says Waka Kotahi Auckland Systems Manager Andrea Williamson.Visible damage was immediately identified by responding crews, with a structural inspection and emergency works carried out to remove concrete debris from roadway. Maintenance to the collision protection beam was also needed to ensure full capacity of protection was restored.“There’s been a marked increase in the number and severity of incidents in the l …
  • 26 July 2021Wairarapa community to have their say on safer speeds for SH2
    The current speed limits on the road are being reviewed in an effort to save lives and prevent serious injuries along this section of highway. Alongside the speed review, Waka Kotahi has also designed new safety infrastructure improvements.“Everyone using our roads should get to where they’re going safely, whether they’re in a car or a bus, on a motorcycle or a bike, or on foot,” says Director of Regional Relationships Emma Speight.“Between January 2010 and December 2019, four people lost their lives and 28 people were seriously injured on SH2 between Masterton and Featherston. The impact of t …
  • 26 July 2021Planned night closures on Brynderwyn Hill for maintenance works
    The work will be carried out one lane at a time between Artillery Road and SH12 intersection between 6:00pm and 6:00am finishing on Friday July 30.Stop/go traffic management will be in place and motorists are advised that delays are possible.The closures are required to carry out a range of maintenance tasks including road resurfacing and drainage.Please note this work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled.Road users are reminded to plan ahead and allow more time for their journeys on these nights.Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their cooperation and understanding while we carry out thi …
  • 26 July 2021Heavy rain for Coromandel and Bay of Plenty prompts call for motorists to take care
    Waikato motorists should also remain alert, with a Heavy Rain Watch in place.Waka Kotahi Regional Manager Maintenance and Operations Rob Campbell says motorists should expect the unexpected and remain alert. “Avoid unnecessary travel and take care. Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly and there is a chance we may need to close some roads.“Drive to the conditions and watch out for surface flooding, slips and fallen trees or branches. Check your intended route for hazards or disruptions before setting out, using the Waka Kotahi interactive Journey Planner website (journeys.nzt …
  • 23 July 2021SH2 Remutaka Hill closed Monday night for essential repairs
    Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that State Highway 2 Remutaka Hill will be closed overnight on Monday 26 July for essential repairs following the recent severe weather event.The road will be fully closed to traffic from 9pm on Monday 26 July until 4am on Tuesday 27 July, to allow contractors to safely complete repairs.The work will include removing slips, clearing culverts, replacing barriers and repairing the road.Closing the road to all traffic will create a safer environment for contractors to carry out this work and will minimise disruption to busier daytime traffic.C …
  • 23 July 2021Delays on SH1 north of Wellington
    A wastewater main has burst on SH1 near Whitford Brown and crews are onsite carrying out emergency repairs.This work requires one of the northbound lanes to be closed and will lead into peak traffic hours.Waka Kotahi anticipates that this will impact on evening traffic, with queues expected to start south of Porirua.Motorists should expect delays and are encouraged to delay their journey or take an alternative route, if possible.Plan ahead for a safe, enjoyable journey. Keep up to date with: Traffic updates: nzta.govt.nz/traffic/wellington Facebook: facebook.com/nztawgtn Twitter: twitter.com/n …
  • 23 July 2021SH30 Rotorua works for week beginning Sun 25 July
    Some delays are expected at times, and motorists are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys.Work sites for the week starting Sunday 25 July State Highway 30, Puarenga Bridge underpass: The Puarenga Bridge underpass is open with pedestrians and cyclists requested to take care as contractors continue with landscaping works intermittently through this area. State Highway 30, Puarenga Bridge: Contractors will be working to widen the footpath on the southern side of the Puarenga Bridge to join with the shared path at either end of the bridge. Shoulder closures may be in place …
  • 23 July 2021Traffic lights switched on for a safer State Highway 30/Tarawera Road intersection
    Waka Kotahi Regional Manager Infrastructure Delivery Jo Wilton says final line markings and the switch over were completed last night (22 July).“This upgrade will make the intersection safer, easier to use and more efficient at peak travel times, and it’s an exciting milestone for the project.“We’re asking people to take extra care when travelling through the intersection as they get used to the new layout. There may be some delays as people adjust to the change, and the intersection will be closely monitored so adjustments can made to the traffic light phasing if needed.”Ms Wilton says the up …
  • 22 July 2021Auckland overnight motorway closures 25 July – 31 July 2021
    Please note this traffic bulletin is updated every Friday.Daily updated closure informationUnless otherwise stated, closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am.NORTHERN MOTORWAY (SH1) Oteha Valley Road southbound on-ramp, 25 July Northcote Road southbound on-ramp, 28-29 July Northbound lanes between Onewa Road off-ramp and Esmonde Road on-ramp, 27 July (approx. 11:00pm to 5:00am) Onewa Road northbound on-ramp, 27 July Shelly Beach Road southbound off-ramp, 26-27 July (approx. 9:30pm to 5:00am) CENTRAL MOTORWAY JUNCTION (CMJ) None planned SOUTHERN MOTORWAY (SH1) Highbrook Drive northbound on-ramp, …
  • 22 July 2021Signalised intersection at State Highway 30/Tarawera Road intersection scheduled to be operational on Friday 23 July
    The upgrade means that one of Rotorua’s busiest intersections will be safer and easier to use. The temporary roundabout will be removed overnight, with the lights expected to be operational from 6am on Friday 23 July. Work has been scheduled to take place overnight to reduce impact on traffic. From 7pm to 6am, the intersections with SH30 at Marino and Tarawera roads will be closed with detours in place.The new signalised intersection is being introduced during the school holidays, when traffic flows are more consistent throughout the day. However, motorists are advised to allow extra time for …