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Safety work continues on State Highway 7 in North Canterbury – expect delays

By   /  January 8, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Traffic bulletin, Transport  /  Comments Off on Safety work continues on State Highway 7 in North Canterbury – expect delays

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency Motorists travelling on North Canterbury’s State Highway 7 between Waipara and Waikari are advised to expect delays over the coming months as work on a $3.5million safety upgrade continues. The NZ Transport Agency says stop/go traffic management and 30km/h speed restrictions will be in place along parts of the route […]

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Roadside grass fires close SH8 between Twizel and Tekapo

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Traffic bulletin, Transport  /  Comments Off on Roadside grass fires close SH8 between Twizel and Tekapo

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency 26 Dec 2018 04:48 pm | NZ Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that State Highway 8 in the South Island is closed by a number of grassfires between Twizel and Tekapo. The grass fires were set off when a truck caught fire east of the intersection of […]

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Takaka Hill ongoing road repairs – advice for people going to and from Golden Bay this summer

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Summer Journeys, Traffic bulletin, Transport  /  Comments Off on Takaka Hill ongoing road repairs – advice for people going to and from Golden Bay this summer

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency Reconstruction and repairs to State Highway 60 on Takaka Hill are progressing right through the Christmas/ New Year holiday break, says the NZ Transport Agency. The hill and highway was washed away in several places during the storms in the wake of ex-cyclone Gita in February this year. Repairs started […]

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Queenstown’s State Highway 6 near the Crown Range turnoff: Road reconstruction works in New Year

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Summer Journeys, Traffic bulletin, Transport  /  Comments Off on Queenstown’s State Highway 6 near the Crown Range turnoff: Road reconstruction works in New Year

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency People who use the road between Cromwell and Queenstown, State Highway 6, will notice roadworks near the Crown Range turnoff starting early January and running through to March. The road is commonly called the Gibbston highway. “The roadworks are needed to ensure the ongoing safe operation of the highway in […]

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Safety upgrade coming for SH74 Marshlands to Burwood, northern Christchurch

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Safety upgrade coming for SH74 Marshlands to Burwood, northern Christchurch

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency A high-risk stretch of highway in Christchurch is set to get a $2.5 million upgrade that will help stop people dying or being seriously injured in crashes and make it safer for students to walk and bike to school. In the 10 years from 2007 to 2016, one person died […]

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Lower speed limits Appleby Highway, Tasman District from 18 December

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Lower speed limits Appleby Highway, Tasman District from 18 December

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency In a joint effort to increase road safety in the Tasman District, the NZ Transport Agency is lowering speed limits on a busy stretch of State Highway 60 between Richmond and Motueka, in time for Christmas. The Tasman District Council is also lowering speeds on a number of adjoining roads […]

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Urgent repairs SH6 Te Hoiere/Pelorus River Bridge, Marlborough District

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Traffic bulletin, Transport  /  Comments Off on Urgent repairs SH6 Te Hoiere/Pelorus River Bridge, Marlborough District

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency Drivers who use State Highway 6 and the Te Hoiere/Pelorus River Bridge in Marlborough should be ready for delays of up to one hour next week, Wednesday night, 12 December. Work to replace the concrete deck planks of the bridge will start from 10 pm, says the NZ Transport Agency. […]

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Night works scheduled at Luggate Red Bridge, SH8A, before holiday traffic picks up

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Traffic bulletin, Transport  /  Comments Off on Night works scheduled at Luggate Red Bridge, SH8A, before holiday traffic picks up

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency 5 Dec 2018 02:31 pm | NZ Transport Agency Two nights of work have been scheduled to repair the deck boards of the Luggate Red Bridge next week – Wednesday and Thursday nights, 12 and 13 December. The NZ Transport Agency’s Aspiring Highways team will repair the bridge’s boards, in […]

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Work at Deadman’s Point Bridge, Cromwell, starting Sunday, 9 December

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Traffic bulletin, Transport  /  Comments Off on Work at Deadman’s Point Bridge, Cromwell, starting Sunday, 9 December

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency is preparing to start work on the Deadman’s Point Bridge in Cromwell at the intersection of State Highways 8B and 8. (See map below). Repairs are needed to the bridge joint at the eastern end for road users’ safety, to be carried out by the Aspiring […]

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Nelson Regional Transport Committee advances key transport investigations to next phase

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Nelson Regional Transport Committee advances key transport investigations to next phase

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency On Monday this week a programme for advancing Nelson’s Southern Link Investigation and Rocks Road Walking and Cycling Project was presented to the Nelson Regional Transport Committee for its review. The inter-relationship between these two projects was recognised and has been brought together as Nelson’s Future Access project, says Transport […]

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Night closure, 13 December, for State Highway 1 south of Kaikōura

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Traffic bulletin, Transport  /  Comments Off on Night closure, 13 December, for State Highway 1 south of Kaikōura

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has scheduled a night time closure south of Kaikōura on Thursday, 13 December, in order to remove the scaffold tunnel near the Paratitahi Tunnels. State Highway 1 between Peketa and immediately south of the Raramai Tunnels will be closed from 9pm on 13 December to 6.30am […]

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Queenstown to Frankton resealing SH6A at night – the end is in sight, hours changed to reduce disruption

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Traffic bulletin, Transport  /  Comments Off on Queenstown to Frankton resealing SH6A at night – the end is in sight, hours changed to reduce disruption

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency Changes have been made to reduce the impact of the night time resurfacing of SH6A in Queenstown, due to be completed in the second week of December. “We’ve taken on board feedback from road users and those living nearby and made changes to further reduce disruptions, starting from Wednesday night […]

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State Highway 1 north side of Kaikōura closed at 1pm today, south side to close at 8pm tonight/Wednesday

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on State Highway 1 north side of Kaikōura closed at 1pm today, south side to close at 8pm tonight/Wednesday

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency 28 Nov 2018 03:00 pm | NZ Transport Agency State Highway 1, north of Kaikōura, closed to traffic at 1pm today after a slip south of Paparoa Point spread across the rail line and road. “With 50-75mm of rain forecast to fall this afternooon and tonight, the NZ Transport Agency […]

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State Highway 1, south and north of Kaikōura to close from 8pm tonight, reopen 9am Wednesday

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Traffic bulletin, Transport  /  Comments Off on State Highway 1, south and north of Kaikōura to close from 8pm tonight, reopen 9am Wednesday

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency State Highway 1, south and north of Kaikōura, will close to traffic at 8pm tonight due to high rainfall today and forecast further heavy rain overnight. South of Kaikōura, SH1 will close between Oaro and Peketa. There will be a soft (manned checkpoint) closure at the Leader Road, north of […]

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Mangamaunu Bay and the Surfbreak Protection Society’s judicial review mediation outcome

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Mangamaunu Bay and the Surfbreak Protection Society’s judicial review mediation outcome

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has received some preliminary results from the coastal modelling of its proposed shared use path at Mangamaunu Bay, north of Kaikōura. The shared use path is part of the broader safety and resilience package proposed for the area of SH1 along the Kaikōura coast, south of […]

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State Highway 1, south of Kaikōura to close from 6pm tonight

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Traffic bulletin, Transport  /  Comments Off on State Highway 1, south of Kaikōura to close from 6pm tonight

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency State Highway 1, south of Kaikōura, will close to traffic at 6pm tonight due to forecast further heavy rain potentially triggering small slips and rockfalls The highway will close overnight from 6 pm between Leader Road, north of Cheviot, and Peketa, just south of Kaikōura. The next update will be […]

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Key Christchurch arterials Brougham Street/Moorhouse Avenue under microscope

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Key Christchurch arterials Brougham Street/Moorhouse Avenue under microscope

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency Christchurch residents are being asked to get involved in a 30-year strategy that will shape how people travel around one of the city’s busiest areas. The NZ Transport Agency and Christchurch City Council are looking at ways to make it safer and easier to travel around the SH76 Brougham Street […]

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Flooding advice in Otago: avoid non-essential travel, snow coming into Canterbury

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Flooding advice in Otago: avoid non-essential travel, snow coming into Canterbury

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency is advising travellers in Otago and around Dunedin to avoid any non-essential travel today and tonight as flood waters cover highways. Strong winds are bringing down branches in many places making driving hazardous. There is also snow on SH8 in Canterbury, between Fairlie and Twizel.  Highway […]

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Transport Agency works with cyclists on rumble strip removal

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Transport Agency works with cyclists on rumble strip removal

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency is removing short sections of edgeline rumble strips* on three southern South Island state highways after accepting suggested changes made by local cycling groups and the Waitaki District Council. Graeme Hall, System Manager for the Transport Agency, says the changes will accommodate the cyclists’ concerns without […]

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Central Otago, Queenstown Lakes Districts summer road work season has begun

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Central Otago, Queenstown Lakes Districts summer road work season has begun

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency Summer road works have begun on Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes District highways which will help ensure well-maintained road surfaces and safe journeys for road users all year round. Summer is the optimum time for this work to occur as it is warmer, allowing bitumen to stick more effectively to […]

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