• 17 May 2022Waka Kotahi urges patience and respect while Te Puke Highway works are underway
    Necessary work to stabilise the Kaituna riverbank got underway on Monday, this includes reducing the Te Puke Highway to one lane and putting in stop/go for up to three weeks. As anticipated, the road works are causing some delays, however unacceptable driver behaviour has been alerted to the Police and plans put in place for CCTV cameras to be installed.“It has come to our attention our crew is getting verbally abused and objects thrown at them from disgruntled people, says Rob Campbell, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Regional Manager Maintenance and Operations.“Our contractor is working hard …
  • 17 May 2022Safer schools and towns on the way for Northland and north Auckland
    Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is formally consulting on proposed safer speeds at targeted areas on these corridors from today, 17 May.Community and stakeholder input was sought in 2021, and this consultation marks the next stage in the speed review process, providing a final opportunity for people to have their say before the speed limits for these areas are decided.As well as recommending lowered speeds outside schools and through townships, the consultation will also involve close collaboration with iwi and hapū on signage, to alert road users to the presence of marae on these roads. Waka …
  • 17 May 2022Realignment of SH2 College Rd – Silverstream reaches milestone
    Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency started the project in November 2020, after a site blessing led by Ngāi Te Whatuiāpiti, Te Aute College and the local community, which has seen the 1.7km alignment constructed higher than the existing section. With traffic being redirected to the new lane, work can now begin on the existing lane, which will be lifted to be level with the new alignment. Waka Kotahi Central North Island Regional Manager Infrastructure Delivery Rob Partridge says realigning the stretch of road will benefit drivers, the community and the freight industry alike. “The existing road is …
  • 15 May 2022Temporary lane closure required on SH29 Omanawa River Bridge
    As this is putting the strengthening work at risk, additional traffic management is urgently required to ensure road users reduce their speed.This work requires a lane closure and stop/go traffic management from 7pm tonight (Sunday 15 May) to ensure contractors can safely install additional safe hit posts.The work will take up to 6 hours to complete.While we appreciate this will inconvenience road users, it is critical to ensure that traffic complies with the temporary 30kmh speed limit to keep vibrations to a minimum and enable the strengthening under the bridge to cure.The bridge strengtheni …
  • 15 May 2022Resurfacing works on SH59 will improve road conditions and increase safety
    The project involves day and night road resurfacing works on SH59 to make the highway safer, as it is showing some signs of deterioration. The works can get underway now the Transmission Gully Motorway is open.The highway will be closed for nightworks as the road will be blocked by large machinery and equipment, with the detour route through local roads. There will be single-lane closures during the day. Details as follows.15 May to 6 June (16 nights): SH59 northbound highway closure between Mungavin interchange and Transmission Gully interchange with detour – Sundays to Thursdays, 9pm-6am.All …
  • 13 May 2022Community asked to transport their thoughts to the future
    Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth, a collaborative alliance between Waka Kotahi and Auckland Transport, recently completed a detailed business case setting out long term transport infrastructure to support urban growth in the North West area.Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting GrowthThe group has now completed work on the next phase – a mapped transport network proposal that would transform how people move around the North West in the future.The proposed network sets out a number of projects including an alternative state highway, a rapid transit corridor between Redhills North and Kumeū-Huapai, two ne …
  • 13 May 2022Te Kāuru o Taumārere – More than a turning point
    Today the SH1/SH11 Kawakawa intersection improvements project formally concluded with the unveiling of a series of significant artworks from local iwi Ngāti Hine – including a pou ihi, toka (rock) and traditionally etched wall panels and storyboard.Alongside the art, Ngāti Hine, who worked closely with Waka Kotahi on the project, have also gifted a name for the new roundabout – Te Kāuru o Taumārere.The name Te Kāuru o Taumārere recognises the convergence of local streams to form part of the headwaters of Te Awa Tapu o Taumārere (Taumārere River).Mark Kinvig, National Manager Infrastructure Del …
  • 12 May 2022Auckland overnight motorway closures 15 May – 21 May 2022
    Please note this Traffic Bulletin is updated every Friday.Check daily updated closure information(external link)Unless otherwise stated, closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am.NORTHERN MOTORWAY (SH 1) Southbound lanes between Greville Road off-ramp and Tristram Avenue on-ramp, 15-19 May Greville Road southbound on-ramp, 15-19 May Upper Harbour Highway southbound on-ramp, 15-19 May Northbound lanes between Upper Harbour Highway off-ramp and on-ramp, 18 May Northbound lanes between Onewa Road off-ramp and Northcote Road on-ramp, 15-17 May (approx. 10:00pm to 5:00am) Esmonde Road (loop) northbou …
  • 12 May 2022Waikato and Bay of Plenty state highway works for May 2022
    Contractors are continuing to make the most of the fine spell of weather that has graced the region over recent weeks, says Roger Brady, Bay of Plenty System Manager, Maintenance and Operations.“The mostly fine, consistent weather is helping contractors plan and execute their final work with confidence. Being able to complete additional work now helps us ensure the network is in great shape prior to the wetter, colder months of winter.“We do have a small number of sites to complete over the upcoming weeks, and we ask that road users continue to pay attention to all temporary traffic management …
  • 11 May 2022Moving ahead with mass rapid transit legacy project across the Waitematā Harbour
    The Additional Waitematā Harbour Connections project is calling for registrations of interest to investigate reliable, efficient, and sustainable transport options across the harbour.“This work is an incredibly important part of the commitment to help shape Auckland in the right way for future generations. It’s about giving people options to choose how they want to move around the city, whether it’s by bus, train, car, bike or on foot.It will complete a strategic walking and cycling link adding to the existing rapid transit network and providing more resilience to the roading network,” says Wa …