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

 


Buy toll trips in advance this weekend

Buy toll trips in advance this weekend

The NZ Transport Agency is encouraging people planning to use the Northern Gateway Toll Road this weekend to buy their trips in advance, or to pay within five days of using the road to avoid unnecessary penalties.

Both the toll road’s website, www.tollroad.govt.nz, and the manual kiosks will be unavailable from 2.30pm this Saturday (10 May) until 7am on Sunday (11 May) while maintenance work is carried out on the toll system.

The Transport Agency also reminds drivers that the toll road’s contact centre, which people can ring to buy or pay for trips on weekdays, does not open at weekends.

The website and kiosks for the toll road, which is located on State Highway 1 north of Auckland city, will be unavailable from Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning so that vital maintenance work can be carried out while traffic volumes are relatively light.

“We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this causes for our customers, and we’ll be working hard to have everything operating again in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday,” says the Transport Agency’s Manager Tolling, Sue Hardiman. “The work has been scheduled for this time of the week because traffic volumes are relatively light, making it the best time to carry out work on our toll systems.”

The Transport Agency is using highway electronic message signs, the toll road’s website, and social media like Facebook and twitter to alert people of the impact the maintenance work will have on trip payments. Signs have also been placed at the kiosks, located at either end of the toll road.

Ms Hardiman says the unavailability of the kiosks and website will affect casual users of the toll road. Those who have toll accounts will be not be affected.

There are two free alternative routes for people not wanting to use the toll road: on the Hibiscus Coast Highway from the Silverdale interchange on SH1 through Orewa to Puhoi, and from the Silverdale interchange to SH16 and Wellsford.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Last Rites For The TPP

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality.

To date, the Greens have opposed (a) a wide range of the leaked content of the TPP (b) the secretive way it has been negotiated and (c) the undemocratic way in which any final document would be ratified. Labour has shared some of those concerns, but while remaining generally supportive of the deal itself.

National has, for its part, been very enthusiastic about the TPP, while still giving assurances about Pharmac being protected... For the TPP’s friends and foes alike though, the end now seems nigh. More>>

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On The Farcical Elevation Of David Seymour

With the election won, it’s time to find jobs for the boy. David Seymour is the Act Party’s latest scrounger to be rewarded by the National Party, and not only with a seat in Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

As Key Mulls Joining ISIS Fighting: McCully Speech To UN Backs Security Council Bid

It is an honour to address you today on behalf of the Prime Minister and Government of New Zealand. Our General Election took place last week - our Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key is engaged in forming a government and that is why he is unable to be here in New York... More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Cunliffe Triggers Party Wide Leadership Contest

David Cunliffe has resigned as Labour Leader, but says he will seek re-election... If there is any contest the election will have to go through a process involving the party membership and union affiliates. More>>

ALSO:

Flyover Appeal: Progress And Certainty, Or Confusion And More Delays?

Lindsay Shelton: The Transport Agency, embarrassed by the rejection of its flyover alongside the Basin Reserve, says it’s appealing because the decision could “constrain progress.” Yet for most clear-sighted Wellingtonians a 300-metre-long concrete structure above Kent and Cambridge Terraces would in no way be seen as progress… More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Cunliffe’s Last Stand

Right now, embattled Labour leader David Cunliffe has three options. None of them are particularly attractive for him personally, or for the Labour Party... More>>

ALSO:

Key Seeking 'New Ideas': Look To Children’s Commissioner On Poverty - Greens

John Key should not reinvent the wheel when it comes to ideas for tackling child poverty, and instead look to the recommendations of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Group on Child Poverty, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says. More>>

ALSO:

'Safe To Re-Enter' - OIA Docs: Safety Is Absolute Priority At Pike River Mine

“We understand that the time it is taking to complete our evaluation of the risks is frustrating for the family members and we are trying to complete this work as quickly as we can,” Ms Dunphy says. “It is Solid Energy’s responsibility to make this decision and we will do so, once we have all the information required to make a fully-informed decision.” More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news