Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Transit advises motorists to exercise caution

Transit Regional Office
Auckland
21 June 20002
MEDIA RELEASE

Transit advises motorists to exercise caution
after storm damage to State Highways in Auckland and Northland

State Highway 16 south of Helensville – near Woodhill and between Bradley Street and the Helensville pump station – is closed to all light motor vehicle traffic for at least the next 24 hours due to flooding. Heavy vehicles and four-wheel-drive vehicles will be permitted through unless the flooding worsens. From 5pm tonight until 7am tomorrow morning (Saturday 22 June) the road will be closed to all vehicles.

Transit New Zealand advises motorists travelling on SH16 to bypass Helensville by using the detours which will be clearly signposted.

Northbound motorists will need to turn along Taylor Road at Waimauku and then travel along Peak Road to rejoin SH16 at Kaukapakapa. Travelling south along SH16, motorists must bypass Helensville by turning left along Peak Road at Kaukapakapa and then Taylor Road before rejoining SH16 at Waimauku.

Travellers headed north to Helensville along SH16 are advised to turn right onto Taylor Road at Waimauku and then along Old North Road and Wishart Road to Helensville. From Helensville, southbound motorists should use Wishart Road, Old North Road and Taylor Road to link up with SH16 at Waimauku.

State Highway 12 between Mamaranui and Rotu - 14km north of Dargaville – is also closed due to floodwater and is likely to remain closed until tomorrow (Saturday 22 June) morning.

A detour, along unsealed roads, will be clearly signposted. From the south, motorists headed north will take Hokianga Road from Dargaville, and then Opunake Road and Waihue Road back to SH12 at Mamaranui. From the north, motorists will take Waihue Road, Opunake Road and Hokianga Road to Dargaville.

Transit Regional Asset Manager, Philip Sutton, says that motorists should take care to avoid storm damage, especially potholes and slippery surfaces on all State Highways to the north of Auckland and as far as Cape Reinga.

“The heavy rainfall over the past 48 hours has created potholes which can cause a serious hazard when drivers try to avoid them,” says Mr Sutton. “While contractors have been working right through the past two nights to locate and fill the potholes, they sometimes have to be refilled several times due to a combination of more rain and heavy traffic.”


Roadworkers have also been responding urgently to slips blocking roads and Mr Sutton says extra care should be taken in the areas where slips have occurred. While most of the slips have already been repaired, mud is making the roads in these areas very slippery.

The areas where slips have been removed are in Dome Valley on SH1 between Warkworth and Wellsford, along SH1 at the Mahurangi West turnoff, on SH1 over the Managamuku Hills and on SH12 north of Dargaville.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news