• 23 November 2020AgFest conversations valued
    Earlier this month, representatives from Waka Kotahi packed up their gumboots to attend the Ōpōtiki Eastern Bay AgFest.Waka Kotahi Acting Portfolio Delivery Manager Jo Wilton says the team who attended the AgFest earlier this month had valuable discussions with locals and have already actioned some of the feedback.“We passed feedback about faded line marking at the intersection of Wainui Road and SH2 on to our maintenance team, who undertook the line marking this week as a direct result,” says Ms Wilton.The event presented a good opportunity to engage with locals on the SH2 Wainui Road to Ōpōt …
  • 23 November 2020Coromandel roads expected to be ‘hopping’ for Beach Hop 2020
    Director of Regional Relationships Steve Mutton says Beach Hop brings a lot of people to the Coromandel Peninsula, so motorists should expect the roads to be busier.“Slow down, be patient and allow additional time for your journeys.“Beach Hop is all about enjoying the ride.”With planned cruises to Waihi on Wednesday, Whitianga on Thursday and Onemana on Friday, motorists are asked to be particularly patient at the one-lane bridges on these routes if they’re heading in the opposite direction.Waka Kotahi contractors stop work on the cruise routes for the day of the cruises and do their best to a …
  • 22 November 2020Night works and one day closure to bring forward completion of Putāruru pedestrian safety works
    The Stop/Go will operate between 5pm and 7am on Sunday 22 (last night), Monday 23, Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 November (weather dependant), with delays of up to five minutes expected. Daytime works will continue during this period, with two lanes of traffic and a temporary speed limit of 30km/h.Waka Kotahi is also planning a full road closure and detour on Thursday 3 December between 7am and 5pm, to be confirmed closer to the time.This closure and the above night works are intended to assist Waka Kotahi contractors with an early completion date for the pedestrian safety upgrade works, minimis …
  • 22 November 2020SH1 chipseal resurfacing works on East Taupō Arterial
    On Thursday 3 December resurfacing works will take place on the full length of the road between the SH1/State Highway 5 (Napier-Taupō) intersection and the SH1/Lake Terrace/Anzac Memorial Drive intersection. Traffic management with a temporary speed limit of 30kph will be in place between 9am and 3pm to protect road users, their vehicles and our road workers. Once the new chipseal has been laid, a temporary speed limit of 50km/h will apply until the new surface has settled and the lines have been repainted.Southbound traffic will remain on SH1 East Taupō Arterial. Northbound traffic will be de …
  • 22 November 2020One day SH2 Pekatahi Bridge closure next month
    Due to the narrow width of the bridge, it needs to be closed to ensure there is enough room for our contractors to carry out the inspection safely. We have scheduled the resurfacing works adjacent to the bridge to take place at the same time to minimise disruption to motorists.There will be a detour in place for northbound traffic, using Taneatua Road, Arawa Road, Hinemoa Street and on to State Highway 30 towards Awakeri. Southbound traffic should use the same route, in reverse.Regular bridge inspections and resurfacing works help to ensure the safety and resilience of the state highway networ …
  • 22 November 2020New stage of safety improvement work on SH1 in Dome Valley
    Stage 3 covers the construction of retaining walls and soil nailed walls to stabilise the roadside embankment on a section of state highway on the northern side of the Dome Valley up to the summit. The road will be widened with flexible wire rope barriers installed in the centreline to improve safety and prevent head on collisions.“The bank stabilisation will provide a safe working environment for other road improvements and prevent landslips on to the road in future,” says Waka Kotahi Senior Manager Project Delivery Andrew Thackwray.The work will be carried out at night starting, weather perm …
  • 20 November 2020SH30 Rotorua works for week beginning Sun 22 November
    Delays are expected as a result of these works and may be significant at times – particularly at the Tarawera Road and Sala Street intersections. Waka Kotahi reminds motorists to plan for delays, allow extra time for their journeys and take extra care when travelling through work sites to ensure the safety of themselves, other road users and road workers. Where possible, we encourage motorists to avoid travelling during peak times. For SH30/Te Ngae Road this is approximately 7.30am-9.30am westbound, and 12pm-2pm and 3pm-4pm eastbound. State Highway 30, Sala Street – the new city-bound slip lan …
  • 20 November 2020Safety work to recommence on SH1 south of Cambridge
    There had been a delay in this project while investigations to ensure stability of the road shoulder took place. The northbound passing lane was closed as a precautionary safety measure while these investigations were completed. Waka Kotahi has now completed those investigations, the lane has been re-opened, and the installation of the median barrier will start again on Tuesday.Two and a half kilometres of median barrier will be installed between Fergusson Gully Road and south of Keeley’s Reserve, utilising road width available because of the widening completed in 2018. SH1 is expected to rema …
  • 19 November 2020Auckland overnight motorway closures 22–28 November 2020
    Check daily updated closure information: www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/aucklandUnless otherwise stated, closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am.NORTHERN MOTORWAY (SH1) Silverdale northbound off-ramp, 24–26 November Upper Harbour Highway southbound on-ramp, 22 November Southbound lanes between Tristram Avenue off-ramp and Esmonde Road on-ramp, 25 November (approx. 10:00pm to 5:00am) Tristram Avenue southbound on-ramp, 25 November Northcote Road southbound on-ramp, 25 November Southbound lanes between Northcote Road off-ramp and Northcote Road on-ramp, 22–24 November (approx. 10:00pm to 5:00am) North …
  • 19 November 2020New safer speed limits for SH3 between Waitara and Bell Block
    The new speed limits, which come into effect on 18 December 2020, will create a consistent 80km/h speed limit along the route, improving safety on the highway ahead of the busy holiday period. From Friday 18 December, the new permanent speed limits are: Location New Speed Limit 360m East of Mahoetahi Road to 400m West of Princess Street 80km/h 430m East of Princess Street to 300m East of Bayly Street 80km/h Director of Regional Relationships Emma Speight says SH3 between Waitara and Bell Block is one of the busiest roads in the region, providing access to key locations such as the New Plymouth …