• 2 March 2021SH27 nightworks outside Matamata College this week
    Work will take place overnight between Matamata College and Burwood Road. Stop/Go traffic management will be in place with a temporary speed limit of 30km/h. For a period of at least 24 hours after a site has been sealed, and before it is swept, it continues to operate under a reduced temporary speed limit while we allow vehicles to travel over the seal and help to bed in the chip and to reduce the risk of chip damaging windscreens. Following this, the site is swept, excess chip is removed and the temporary speed limit remains in place until line marking has been reinstated (within 48 hours of …
  • 1 March 2021Eastern Bay of Plenty reseal sites for the coming week
    These works are part of the Waka Kotahi spring/summer road maintenance programme, which will see repairs and resurfacing on state highways across the Bay of Plenty to ensure the safety and resilience of the state highway network. Warmer spring and summer months are the best time for resurfacing as daylight hours are longer and the warm temperatures and dry air help the new seal stick to the road surface.Works will be undertaken during the day in the following areas over the next week: State Highway 2 – Matata to Edgecumbe State Highway 2 – Taneatua State Highway 5 – Tumunui State Highway 30 – …
  • 1 March 2021Waka Kotahi says no immediate plans for Auckland Harbour Bridge vehicle restrictions
    If and when they are required at some time in the future, the restrictions will apply to heavy vehicles rather than general traffic, says Waka Kotahi General Manager Transport Services, Brett Gliddon.Waka Kotahi remains committed to managing the main structure and extension clip-on bridges so that it continues to provide the connectivity needed to cater for all vehicles crossing the harbour. “Our programme of ongoing monitoring, maintenance, upgrades and load management means the bridge is able to operate indefinitely as a key strategic asset in the Auckland network.”“While careful and ongoing …
  • 1 March 2021SH2 safety improvements commencing near Ōpōtiki
    Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises the contract to complete the first 8 km section of the SH2 Wainui Road to Ōpōtiki Safety Improvements project has been awarded to Splice Construction, with contractors setting up on site last week.Construction will begin between the SH2 intersection with Wainui Road and the SH2 intersection with Ōhiwa Beach Road. Work is expected to take four months to complete.Waka Kotahi Director Regional Relationships David Speirs says the project will make this important stretch of state highway safer for all.“It’s fantastic to be starting construction on the first s …
  • 1 March 2021SH25 resurfacing works at Thames and Kopu overnight tonight
    Update Monday 1 March: These works, which were expected to be completed overnight on Friday (26 February), will continue overnight tonight between MacKay Street and Grey Street in Thames, weather dependent. Our contractors will also be undertaking overnight resurfacing work east and west of the Pipiroa Bridge on State Highway 25 from tonight. Stop/Go traffic management will be in place, with a temporary speed limit of 30km/h while the resurfacing works are underway, then 50km/h until the line markings are reinstated. Our contractors will also be undertaking overnight resurfacing work east and …
  • 1 March 2021Five organisations appointed to carry out entry certification for used light vehicles
    From today (Monday, March 1), AA, VTNZ, VINZ, Drivesure and Canterbury Vehicle Compliance (CVC) are approved to certify that used light vehicles entering the New Zealand fleet meet a wide range of conditions to make sure they are safe and legal for use on New Zealand roads.Once a vehicle meets the requirements for entry, the certifier issues a registration application form and a Warrant of Fitness (WoF) or Certificate of Fitness (CoF).“This has been a really positive process, as we’ve raised the bar around the application process for both entry certification and border inspection,” Sue Hardima …
  • 28 February 2021Safety improvement work switches to day shifts to take advantage of reduced traffic under COVID-19 lockdown
    Auckland will be in an Alert Level 3 lockdown for at least a week from today while the rest of the country is at Alert Level 2. Work on Stages 3 and 5 of the Dome Valley safety improvements project started late last year and include widening the existing road and construction of retaining walls and soil nailed walls to stabilise the roadside embankment on either side of the road summit. “The crews usually work nights on this busy state highway to minimise disruption to freight connections and the travelling public, but we noticed during the Alert Level 3 lockdown earlier this month that daytim …
  • 28 February 2021Plan ahead for resurfacing works on SH29 Kaimai Ranges from Sunday
    The worksite is located between the Swap Kaimai Farm Entrance and the Kaimai Mamaku Lookout Rest Area.The traffic management site setup will take place on Sunday afternoon/evening.  At this point the majority of the resurfacing works are planned to take place at night to reduce the impact on traffic flow however changes in weather or site conditions may require works to take place during the day.Traffic flow will remain open in both directions at all times. A 30km/h temporary speed limit will be in place during working hours, with a 30km/h or 50km/h temporary speed limit in place outside work …
  • 26 February 2021Motorists heading north on SH1 Wellington advised to delay travel
    The truck is currently blocking the southbound lane just south of Paekākāriki Hill Road, affecting traffic in both directions, however northbound traffic is experiencing the most significant delays.While the truck is expected to move shortly once repaired, northbound queues are currently through to Porirua and expected to take some time to clear.  Waka Kotahi is advising motorists heading north out of Wellington towards Kāpiti to delay travel.Paekākāriki Hill Road, which is usually closed on Friday afternoons, is remaining open to allow light vehicles heading south to avoid the delays on State …
  • 25 February 2021SH30 Rotorua works for week beginning Sun 28 February
    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 28 February State Highway 30, Puarenga Bridge Underpass – The underpass remains closed to the public. Alternative access across Te Ngae Road for pedestrians and cyclists is via the new pedestrian crossing at the Sala Street intersection – detour signage and directions are in place. The underpass is being improved, with better access and amenity for pedestrians and cyclists, with this work expected to be complete by early April. State Hi …