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


Night Work, Stop/Go Traffic Management Two Places In Ashburton, Also Tinwald

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency work is likely to affect drivers in Ashburton from this Sunday night (3 October).

Ground testing will also be underway on SH1 in nearby Tinwald Monday and possibly Tuesday night overnight, with a detour for north-bound traffic.

“The work in Ashburton will run for five nights to the following Thursday night,” says Tresca Forrester, Journey Manager for Waka Kotahi.

Two sites – at the bridge and at Walnut Ave - will have night crews working with Stop/Go traffic management which may cause short delays for road users. The bridge work starts at 9pm, Walnut Ave work at 7 pm.

Ms Forrester thanked all evening and overnight drivers for their patience while the project teams complete their next stages.

Ashburton River/ Hakatere Bridge (SH1) – repair to deck after storm damage

Sunday night, 3 October to Thursday night, 7 October.

9pm to 5am

The deck surface will be smoothed and reinstated after pier repairs following the end of May flood.

Full night closure Sunday, 10 October: 10pm to 5am. The detour route will be sign posted, but people need to build in some extra time.

  • The repair to the damaged pier will be completed by mid-October with scour protection work under the bridge going through to the end of October.

Walnut Ave - roundabouts becoming traffic signal intersections (includes SH1)

Sunday night, 3 October to Thursday night, 7 October.

7pm to 6am

The roundabout islands at the intersections of East and West Streets are being removed and road seal replaced.

More on this project, part of the Government’s NZ Upgrade, here: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/walnut-avenue-intersection-improvements/

Tinwald, SH1 Archibald St with Agnes St/Lagmhor Road

Ground testing is happening this Monday night 4 October and possibly also Tuesday 5 October. The noisy work will occur earlier in the night starting at 10 pm. The work will be completed by 8 am the following day.

There will be a detour for north-bound traffic along Melcombe St parallel to the main road but otherwise minimum delays.


Plan ahead for a safe, enjoyable journey. Keep up to date with:

· COVID-19 services update: nzta.govt.nz/COVID19

· Traffic updates: journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why New Zealand Needs To Change Its Defence Habits

In a flashback to the military displays of days gone by, one of our frigates recently joined a Carrier Strike show of force in the South China Sea, en route to a joint military exercise in Singapore with our traditional allies, called BersamaGold21. Reportedly, Anna Powles, from the Centre of Defence and Security Studies at Massey University felt this to be a case of us doing our bit to uphold international law, and the right of free transit through the region in question... More>>

Government: New COVID-19 Protection Framework Delivers Greater Freedoms For Vaccinated New Zealanders

Vaccinated New Zealanders will regain everyday freedoms when the country moves to a new simplified COVID-19 Protection Framework that doesn’t rely on nationwide lockdowns as the main measure to stop the virus spreading. In a suite of announcements that establish a pathway out of restrictions the Government is also providing up to $940 million per fortnight to support businesses through the challenging period... More>>



Government: Responds To Independent Review Into WorkSafe

The Government has clear expectations that WorkSafe must action the recommendations of the independent review into the regulator to improve its management of adventure activities following the tragedy at Whakaari White Island, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood says... More>>

Government: New Zealand Secures Historic Free Trade Deal With The United Kingdom
New Zealand and the United Kingdom have agreed in principle the details of a historic Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which will further accelerate our COVID-19 economic recovery say Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor... More>>


Ombudsman: Launches Investigation Into MIQ Booking System
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is launching a broad investigation into the Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) booking system after receiving hundreds of complaints... More>>


Pay Cheque To Pay Cheque: Half A Million New Zealanders Have No Savings
New findings from the Consumer NZ sentiment tracker found that 15% of New Zealanders had no savings, and a further 27% were anxious about their level of savings and would like to have more tucked away... More>>

Government: Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces

Large parts of two workforces critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be required to be vaccinated, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Our education and health and disability workforces have done an incredible job throughout this pandemic to keep themselves and people safe,” Chris Hipkins said.... More>>

Green Party: Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws

The Green Party is deeply concerned that space launches by Rocket Lab may be breaching nuclear-free laws, given our long-standing position as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty... More>>




InfoPages News Channels