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NZ Transport Agency Waikato and Bay of Plenty Office

NZ Transport Agency Waikato and Bay of Plenty Office

23 January 2013

Plan And Think Road Safe This Auckland Anniversary Weekend
The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to plan ahead to ensure they have safe journeys this Auckland Anniversary Weekend and to allow for expected delays in their travel.
Road maintenance activity which increases over the summer months to take advantage of good weather is still underway in some parts of the regions which may see speed limit changes and minor diversions in place on some state highways.

NZTA state highway manager, Kaye Clark (Waikato) and acting state highway manager Nigel D’Ath (Bay of Plenty) say they are keen to ensure the safety of all road users driving through their regions.

"Our regional highways are traditionally very busy during Auckland Anniversary Weekend as people take advantage of the last long weekend before children return to school. Our region has a lot of holiday hot spots so we see an increased amount of traffic on our roads at this time of year.”
Mrs Clark and Mr D’Ath would like to ask that people be patient when driving throughout the region and to allow for possible delays when planning their trip.

Mrs Clark says, "The important thing is to reach your destination safely. Even if it takes a little longer to get there, please be patient, keep your speeds down and take regular breaks on long journeys."

"We want to see everyone to have a safe journey this long weekend," she said.

The NZTA’s website is regularly updated with information about most closures and detours at www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic. This information is also available by phoning the NZTA’s free phone on 0800 4HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49), which can also be used to report any significant road issues or hazards which people may come across during their travels.

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