• 7 May 2021First stage of Bayfair flyover underway
    Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Regional Manager Infrastructure Delivery, Jo Wilton, says it’s fantastic to be moving into the next phase of construction at the Bayfair end of the Bay Link project.“Most of the progress at the northern end of the project has been below ground to date. Now the ground improvements are complete, focus at this end shifts to construction of both the underpass and the flyover.”The four eight-metre-long steel cages provide the steel structure for the four columns that will form part of the bridge pier.The Bayfair flyover will be supported by three piers in the middle …
  • 7 May 2021Eastern Bay of Plenty/ Rotorua resurfacing works – beginning Sunday 9 May
    These works are part of the Waka Kotahi road maintenance programme to repair and reseal state highways across the Bay of Plenty to ensure the safety and resilience of the transport network. State Highway 36, Ngongotahā Work between Wikaraka Street and Hood Street will take place on Sunday 9 May between 6am – 8pm.During the work, there will be a road closure with a detour in place.All northbound traffic will be directed from State Highway 36 (SH36) to Taui Street, on to Wikaraka Street and then back onto SH36. Southbound traffic will take the same detour in reverse. This detour route is suitabl …
  • 7 May 2021Ngongotahā Western Road detour delayed
    Contractors have been working hard to get the slip lane road surface prepared so it could be sealed in time for the detour. The cooler weather has meant it’s too damp to proceed and the surface needs to be left over the weekend before being sealed on Monday.If it’s still too damp on Monday, our contractors will lay a temporary seal to allow the detour to go ahead Tuesday and limit any more delays to the programme. If our contractors have to lay a temporary seal, they will go back when the weather is better suited for laying new road surface, possibly October.In the meantime, our contractors ar …
  • 7 May 2021Nelson Future Access Project – the next stages
    The NFA project is led by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi) with Nelson City Council (NCC) as a key Project Partner.The preferred programme recommends a refined version of the Priority Lanes package as the best long-term transport solution for Nelson. Priority Lanes was one of three options presented to the community in June 2020.The Priority Lanes solution scored best overall against assessment criteria compared with the two other long-term options – the Coastal Corridor Widening Package and Inland Route Package. There was also considerable community support for the Priority Lanes …
  • 7 May 2021SH5/51 speed review consultation extended
    Speed limits are being reviewed on State Highway 51 (SH51), between Waipatu in Hastings and Marine Parade in Napier, and the winding section of SH5, from Rangitaiki to Esk Valley in an effort to save lives and prevent serious injuries from crashes along these high-risk roads.“Safety is the top priority for Waka Kotahi. We want everyone who uses our roads to get to where they’re going safely. That’s why we are proposing to introduce safer speed limits, alongside safety improvements,” says Director of Regional Relationships Emma Speight.“We have heard that many people who travel SH5 regularly ha …
  • 7 May 2021SH30 Rotorua works for week beginning Sun 9 May
    Delays are expected at times and motorists are advised to plan for these delays and allow extra time for their journeys. Work sites for the week starting Sunday 9 May:  State Highway 30, Puarenga Bridge Underpass – The Puarenga Bridge underpass remains closed until the end of May due to unforeseen construction delays.  State Highway 30, Puarenga Bridge – A slight lane shift for westbound and eastbound traffic remains in place as contractors widen the sections of footpath on either side of the bridge to connect with the new shared path. Lane closures may be in place during off-peak times.  Stat …
  • 6 May 2021Auckland overnight motorway closures 9–15 May 2021
    Check daily updated closure information Unless otherwise stated, closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am.NORTHERN MOTORWAY (SH1) Upper Harbour Highway northbound off-ramp, 9-13 May Northbound lanes between Northcote Road off-ramp and Northcote Road on-ramp, 9 May (approx. 10:00pm to 5:00am) Northcote Road southbound off-ramp, 9 May Esmonde Road (loop) northbound on-ramp, 11 May Esmonde Road northbound on-ramp, 11 May Northbound lanes between Onewa Road off-ramp and Northcote Road on-ramp, 11 May (approx. 10:30pm to 5:00am) Onewa Road northbound on-ramp, 9-13 May Onewa Road southbound on-ramp, …
  • 6 May 2021SH2 Takitimu Drive resurfacing works – beginning Sun 9 May
    To reduce impact on motorists, work will take place between 7pm and 5am on Sunday 9 May and Monday 10 May (finishing Tuesday morning).Lane closures will be in place during these works and a 50km/h temporary speed limit applies.The Eleventh Avenue off-ramp will be closed on the night of Monday 10 May with a sign-posted detour in place as follows:   Continue on SH2 Takitimu Drive, keep right on SH2 Tamatea Arikinui Drive, then take the off-ramp towards Cambridge Road. Turn right onto Cambridge Road, then right onto the SH2 on-ramp, then left onto the off-ramp connecting to SH2 Takitimu Drive. Ta …
  • 6 May 2021Urgent road repairs on SH3 between Inglewood and Eltham tomorrow
    The approximate locations are:  Norfolk Hall Midhurst York Road Anderson Road, Eltham  Traffic management will be in place, including traffic lights and speed restrictions of 30km/h. Delays could be up to 10–20 minutes at each site (up to one hour cumulative delays).  Traffic failing to adhere to the temporary speed limits when travelling through these sites is causing damage to the surface and delaying the completion of these repairs. It is critical that these repairs are completed before winter. People can help reduce disruption by sticking to temporary speed limits. Motorists are advised to …
  • 6 May 2021Night closures on SH27 in Matamata
    A detour will be in place along Burwood Road each night while the asphalt resurfacing works are carried out. At times there will be Stop/Go traffic management at the intersections of SH27/Burwood Road and SH27/Beatty Road. Outside work hours the road will operate as normal.A temporary speed limit of 30km/h will be in place when works are taking place.Motorists are asked to take extra care when travelling through the site and follow directions of traffic management staff and signage.These works are part of the Waka Kotahi road maintenance programme to repair and reseal state highways across the …