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Queenstown’s Tucker Beach Road intersection – new 30 km/ hour speed limit

By   /  October 19, 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’s Tucker Beach Road intersection – new 30 km/ hour speed limit

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency With the new school term underway, traffic volumes at Queenstown’s Tucker Beach Road/ SH6 intersection have increased. The intersection is currently being reconstructed for safety reasons by the NZ Transport Agency with additional underground pipe relocation needed to service nearby subdivisions for the Queenstown Lakes District Council. “After Labour Weekend, […]

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Labour Weekend: there and back again safely in the South Island

By   /  October 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 Labour Weekend: there and back again safely in the South Island

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency Ahead of the three-day Labour Weekend, the NZ Transport Agency reminds travellers of a useful tool that shows predicted traffic flows at particular times, based on previous years’ travel patterns. It can be found at www.nzta.govt.nz/holidayjourneys “Holiday weekends are always busy across the South Island so congestion and delays are […]

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Ōhau Point, north of Kaikōura, safe stopping area open ahead of Labour Weekend

By   /  October 16, 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 Ōhau Point, north of Kaikōura, safe stopping area open ahead of Labour Weekend

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency Less than two years after 2016’s devastating Kaikōura Earthquake, the new Ōhau Point safe stopping area will open on Thursday this week, 18 October, ahead of Labour Weekend. The North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) team has worked hard to stabilise slopes, design and install the sea walls and to […]

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Busy summer roadworks season for the West Coast

By   /  October 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 Busy summer roadworks season for the West Coast

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency While consistent summer weather may seem a little way off, the NZ Transport Agency has started its annual summer road maintenance programme on the South Island’s West Coast. Transport Agency System Manager Pete Connors says the works programme has started with rebuilding, resurfacing, and other road maintenance work starting across […]

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Green Island night closures for a week at three new roundabouts for highway milling and new sealing

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Green Island night closures for a week at three new roundabouts for highway milling and new sealing

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: Green Island night closures for a week at three new roundabouts for highway milling and new sealing Three roundabouts (see photo below) will be milled and re-sealed this coming week in overnight hours, requiring closures and alternative access routes. The Main South Road from […]

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Reduced speed at two railway level crossings south and mid-Canterbury over the winter months

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Reduced speed at two railway level crossings south and mid-Canterbury over the winter months

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: Reduced speed at two railway level crossings south and mid-Canterbury over the winter months The NZ Transport Agency has put in place temporary, reduced speed limits of 50km/hour at two railway level crossings, controlled with Give Way or Stop signs, (not flashing lights and […]

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Autumn scaling and abseil inspection Nevis Bluff, SH6, between Cromwell and Queenstown from Monday 30 April, for three weeks

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Autumn scaling and abseil inspection Nevis Bluff, SH6, between Cromwell and Queenstown from Monday 30 April, for three weeks

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: Autumn scaling and abseil inspection Nevis Bluff, SH6, between Cromwell and Queenstown from Monday 30 April, for three weeks People will need to build in extra time on their journeys as delays of up to ten minutes are likely for around three weeks on […]

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Mid-Canterbury community involved in upcoming road safety project

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Mid-Canterbury community involved in upcoming road safety project

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: Mid-Canterbury community involved in upcoming road safety project The NZ Transport Agency has been looking at ways to make a stretch of the highway, from just north of the Selwyn River Bridge to Racecourse Road, north of Ashburton, safer.  Between 2007 and 2016, 13 […]

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Safety upgrade Timaru’s State Highway 1, Theodosia and Elizabeth Streets

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Safety upgrade Timaru’s State Highway 1, Theodosia and Elizabeth Streets

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: Safety upgrade Timaru’s State Highway 1, Theodosia and Elizabeth Streets The work is estimated to take up to six weeks to complete and drivers should anticipate some short delays with some temporary traffic management around this busy intersection while the changes go in place. […]

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Extension of closure for SH1 south of Kaikōura – all day Wednesday and Thursday to 3pm

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Extension of closure for SH1 south of Kaikōura – all day Wednesday and Thursday to 3pm

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: Extension of closure for SH1 south of Kaikōura – all day Wednesday and Thursday to 3pm “As a result of the high winds today, our crews were restricted with some activities and will need to continue this work tomorrow. We will keep the highway […]

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State Highway 1 north and south of Kaikōura to reopen for night time travel from Monday 30 April

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on State Highway 1 north and south of Kaikōura to reopen for night time travel from Monday 30 April

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: State Highway 1 north and south of Kaikōura to reopen for night time travel from Monday 30 April Transport Agency Earthquake Recovery Manager Tim Crow says 24-hour operation has been the main focus since the road reopened in daytime hours in December and is […]

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Despite cyclones, Nelson’s Rocks Road restored to smoother and safer for walkers, cyclists, motorcyclists, drivers

By   /  April 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Despite cyclones, Nelson’s Rocks Road restored to smoother and safer for walkers, cyclists, motorcyclists, drivers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: Despite cyclones, Nelson’s Rocks Road restored to smoother and safer for walkers, cyclists, motorcyclists, drivers Rocks Road, north of the Tahunanui retail area between Basin Reserve and Magazine Point, has been rebuilt and resurfaced. Rocks Road this week The road rebuild was due to […]

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Snow coming overnight to alpine passes, Kaikōura SH1 closing early today 5pm

By   /  April 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Snow coming overnight to alpine passes, Kaikōura SH1 closing early today 5pm

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: Snow coming overnight to alpine passes, Kaikōura SH1 closing early today 5pm Kaikōura highway drivers need to check the Transport Agency’s web map tomorrow morning at 7.30 am to see if the highway is open Tuesday.  (http://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/ ). Route 70, the Inland road via […]

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Minor safety improvements Pukeko Lane, Tasman District, and two other intersections

By   /  April 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Traffic bulletin, Transport  /  Comments Off on Minor safety improvements Pukeko Lane, Tasman District, and two other intersections

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: Minor safety improvements Pukeko Lane, Tasman District, and two other intersections Work will start at Pukeko Lane and will include a new right turn bay off SH60 (see diagram below), changes to road surface markings at Lansdowne Road and Mapua Drive intersections and a […]

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Planned one day closure for SH1 south of Kaikōura in mid-April, delays same day Hurunui Bridge

By   /  April 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Traffic bulletin, Transport  /  Comments Off on Planned one day closure for SH1 south of Kaikōura in mid-April, delays same day Hurunui Bridge

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: Planned one day closure for SH1 south of Kaikōura in mid-April, delays same day Hurunui Bridge The section between the SH1/Leader Road intersection (north of Cheviot) and Peketa will be closed to all traffic for a full day. It will close at 7.30pm on […]

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Mid Canterbury drivers get large-as-life reminder: Always Expect Trains

By   /  April 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Mid Canterbury drivers get large-as-life reminder: Always Expect Trains

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: Mid Canterbury drivers get large-as-life reminder: Always Expect Trains Rakaia Always Expect Trains billboard with white crosses foreground The ‘Expect Trains’ campaign – jointly developed and funded by the Transport Agency, KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ – aims to get people off autopilot when crossing […]

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Tree removal to improve safety on SH83 near Kurow

By   /  April 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Tree removal to improve safety on SH83 near Kurow

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: Tree removal to improve safety on SH83 near Kurow The trees are a potentially significant hazard to road users as they shed large branches on the highway in high winds as well as on nearby high-voltage power lines.  In the last two years, heavy […]

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Takaka Hill, State Highway 60, to open 24/7 from Saturday, 7 April

By   /  April 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Takaka Hill, State Highway 60, to open 24/7 from Saturday, 7 April

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: Takaka Hill, State Highway 60, to open 24/7 from Saturday, 7 April “Crews have made good progress in getting this important hill highway into Golden Bay to a state where all drivers will be able to safely use the one-way sections with the aid […]

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Crash at Washdyke, South Canterbury: Detour in place

By   /  March 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Traffic bulletin, Transport  /  Comments Off on Crash at Washdyke, South Canterbury: Detour in place

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: Crash at Washdyke, South Canterbury: Detour in place A car rolling and blocking lanes at Washdyke, State Highway 1, South Canterbury, just before 2 pm today, means that Dunedin-bound traffic will be detoured left onto Dominion Road and Seadown Road to get around the […]

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Safety on State Highway 1 north of Christchurch: Saltwater Creek to Tram Road – what people told us

By   /  March 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Safety on State Highway 1 north of Christchurch: Saltwater Creek to Tram Road – what people told us

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: Safety on State Highway 1 north of Christchurch: Saltwater Creek to Tram Road – what people told us The NZ Transport Agency has been looking at ways to make a stretch of State Highway 1, between Saltwater Creek and Tram Road, safer. Between 2007 […]

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