Archive for the ‘Motorways’ Category

Waterview Project Enabling Works Start

Waterview Project Enabling Works Start

Completion of Auckland’s Western Ring Route marks a significant milestone tonight with the start of enabling works at Waterview at the northern end of the Waterview...

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Wellington St on ramp to re-open

Wellington St on ramp to re-open

Good to see pressure from commuters and residents has forced a re-think on the closure of the Wellington Street on-ramp. The NZ Transport Agency  will re-open the...

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Victoria Park Flyover Southbound Changes: Video

Victoria Park Flyover Southbound Changes: Video

January 9 is the date the drive south on SH1 from the North Shore will change for good when the NZTA opens the flyover across Victoria Park in a new southbound-only...

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Summer Rail, Road Closures

Summer Rail, Road Closures

Here are the rail and motorway disruptions over this summer period. Rail line closures
 
Christmas Day – Full network closure, no buses replacing trains. Monday...

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2011: The Year People Found PT

2011: The Year People Found PT

Looking back at the big transport stories of 2011 PT popular I have long argued: Build it and they will come. They have. Each month AKT has reported and published...

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Now More Art For Sturges

Now More Art For Sturges

Update: Andy has given us an update of the final art – more ribbons on the east side of the bridge and the kids drawings. Earlier: It feels like the longest...

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Why The Rescue?

Why The Rescue?

Why are Auckland ratepayers having to find $100m to cover an “unexpected” shortfall in NZTA projects around Auckland said to include AT’s train...

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Rob Roy Plaza Gets Named

Rob Roy Plaza Gets Named

Auckland’s newest inner-city open space will be called Wai-atarau Plaza. It’s the open space plaza in front of the Freemans Bay Rob Roy Tavern formerly...

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Spatial Plan To Be Re-Written?

Spatial Plan To Be Re-Written?

How much urban sprawl is good for Auckland? It has major transport planning implications. That debate is back on the table after the recently established Productivity...

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Lincoln Rd Update

Lincoln Rd Update

NZTA opens part of the new Selwood Road Bridge to traffic at the Lincoln Road interchange on the Northwestern Motorway next Monday. Two lanes will open to traffic...

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Final Glenfield Rd Upgrade Confirmed

Final Glenfield Rd Upgrade Confirmed

AT confirms that work on the final stage of Auckland Transport’s $40 million Glenfield Road upgrade is due to begin early next year. Glenfield Road is a major...

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New WHO Report Needs Political Buy-In

New WHO Report Needs Political Buy-In

A World Health Organisation report released today on transport and the effects on health state the obvious – but it’s a message that needs to be absorbed by...

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New Kopu Bridge Opened

New Kopu Bridge Opened

It’s hard to believe but this Christmas you won’t have to wait for ages to cross the Kopu Bridge at busy times. Prime Minister John Key and an equally...

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A Stitch Ahead Of Time

A Stitch Ahead Of Time

NZTA’s “Big Stitch” over the weekend went well with both the new motorway bridges over Newmarket getting joined together. The pre-publicity successfully scared...

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Northwestern Motorway Causeway Progress

Northwestern Motorway Causeway Progress

Developments today on NZTA’s Northwestern motorway causeway upgrade. It is calling for registrations of interest to upgrade the Northwestern Motorway’s causeway...

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Official: Harbour Bridge Traffic Declining

Official: Harbour Bridge Traffic Declining

A new confidential report for the NZ Transport Agency and obtained by AKT shows that both the traffic loadings and volumes on the Auckland Harbour Bridge have declined...

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Speed Cut On SH2 Crash Area

Speed Cut On SH2 Crash Area

Part of the dangerous section of SH2 near Pokeno and Mangatarata is to have its 100k speed limit lowered. This area has a history of fatal and serious injury crashes. NZTA...

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Newmarket Viaduct To Be Stitched

Newmarket Viaduct To Be Stitched

Three of the four southbound lanes on the Newmarket viaduct will need to be closed for some hours this weekend for what NZTA is calling “the Stitch.” Contractors...

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Battle To Solve Manawatu Gorge Slip

Battle To Solve Manawatu Gorge Slip

NZTA crews have finished cutting a path through dense bush to reach the top of the Manawatu gorge slip, and are clearing bush to establish a safe working platform...

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Tamaki Drive Boardwalk Proposal

Tamaki Drive Boardwalk Proposal

An innovative  proposal is going before Auckland Council for a boardwalk along Tamaki Drive as a long-term solution to the ongoing transport issues including concern...

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NZTA Plea: Don’t Hold Up Vic Tunnel Traffic

NZTA Plea: Don’t Hold Up Vic Tunnel Traffic

NZTA insists there’ll be a “settling in period” with the new Victoria Park tunnel. Motorists have been complaining about delays last night. The Victoria Park...

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Dominion Rd Project Moves Ahead (Slowly)

Dominion Rd Project Moves Ahead (Slowly)

Auckland Transport is about to begin geotechnical investigation along Dominion Road to inform the design for the Dominion Road Upgrade project. Auckland Transport...

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Victoria Park Tunnel Flows Smoothly

Victoria Park Tunnel Flows Smoothly

By 9 this morning, 10,000 vehicles had used the new Victoria Park tunnel which opened just before 5am. NZTA says traffic is flowing smoothly through the tunnel. Major...

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Motorway Congestion: Work on Track

Motorway Congestion: Work on Track

The possibility of more showers tonight and tomorrow is not expected to interfere with progress, on connecting the Victoria Park tunnel to the Auckland motorway...

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Latest Electric Cars & Bikes On Show Here

Latest Electric Cars & Bikes On Show Here

Hmmm.. I’m still not sure about electric cars. The very latest in electric vehicle technology – including a car not yet released in New Zealand – went...

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