Archive for: Motorways

Motorway Closures Ahead, Big Projects Start

Motorway Closures Ahead, Big Projects Start

It’s going to be another busy summer for NZTA motorway projects with considerable disruption during the next few months. Several new projects get underway –...

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TRAFFIC: NZTA's prioritiy was RONS

NZTA: 30% More Find PT Attractive

30% more people think public transport is a viable option, according to the NZTA in its just published annual report. Public transport services performed below...

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Kaka Help Motorway Look Nicer

Kaka Help Motorway Look Nicer

Sections of the NZ Transport Agency’s busy Auckland motorway network have become an unlikely sanctuary to foster the growth of rare native plants that are being...

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Bigger Motorway Signs Coming

Bigger Motorway Signs Coming

Auckland’s motorway network is getting bigger signs. NZTA’s Auckland Motorway Alliance (AMA)is progressively rolling out new signage along the city’s state...

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A Little Highway Work For Auckland

A Little Highway Work For Auckland

It’s sometimes hard to keep track of all the highway roading being down in the Auckland region because there feels to be so much. So here’s a helpful...

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$1m Wellington Light Rail Study Approved

$1m Wellington Light Rail Study Approved

On the eve of a showdown Wellington council meeting over the capital motorway plans, government finance has been approved for a $1m study on the long term options...

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$1 Congestion Tax For Auck Motorists?

$1 Congestion Tax For Auck Motorists?

A $1 charge on all vehicles entering the Auckland motorway system would raise $36 million a year, enough to service a loan of up to $5 billion. That’s the...

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Future Auck Motorway Plans Revealed

Future Auck Motorway Plans Revealed

While the Waterview tunnel hearings continue, the authorities are getting the itch to build more motorways and develop further the Western Ring Route (WRR) along...

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Motorway Work Brings Jobs

Motorway Work Brings Jobs

So how many jobs have been created from all the motorway work ticked off by the Government? Finance Minister Bill English was crowing about it today at a speech...

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Tell Bill What We Want

Tell Bill What We Want

More money coming for “better transport infrastructure?” Finance minister Bill English said in a statement today: “We are considering options such...

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Brisbane Has Its CBD Rail Plan Too

Brisbane Has Its CBD Rail Plan Too

Oh to be in an enlightened political environment like Brisbane’s. An $8 billion underground rail project, not unlike our CBD loop plan, has been put at the...

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Auck Motorway Plans For 2011

Auck Motorway Plans For 2011

NZTA says it will start construction next year on improvements to sections of Auckland’s Southern and Northern Motorways but funding has yet to be approved. NZTA’s...

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Weekend Tricky Driving Spots

Weekend Tricky Driving Spots

Work will be halted on most State Highway projects in the Auckland and Northland regions from midday on Friday to help provide drivers with a smoother journey to...

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English On Cars Versus Trains

English On Cars Versus Trains

Finance minister Bill English this afternoon continued his lesson on roads versus rail saying “most rail investment cases do not stack up without a very large...

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Greens: Scrap Wgtn Motorway

Greens: Scrap Wgtn Motorway

The Greens today called on the Wellington Regional Council to rethink its transport strategy and abandon a proposed $2 billion spend on new motorways. It questions...

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PPPs Favoured For Next Projects

PPPs Favoured For Next Projects

If you believe yet another new survey, Aucklanders want Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)  to fund faster infrastructure development.– provided they own the...

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Travel Time Signs Expand

Travel Time Signs Expand

NZTA is switching on its next series of electronic journey time signs around the Auckland Motorway network to give drivers more accurate information about motorway...

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Auck Motorway Projects Update

Auck Motorway Projects Update

Here’s an update from NZTA of all the hectic motorway projects and progress in the next few months leading up to Christmas. The duplicate Manukau Harbour...

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Business WishList For Steven

Business WishList For Steven

The Auckland Business Forum has released its urgent wish list of road construction projects it wants  to give urgent attention to in the financial year starting...

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Next Week’s Motorway Closures

Next Week’s Motorway Closures

NZTA advises of the following closures for motorway improvements over the next week. Closures start at 8pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed...

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Next Week’s Motorway Closures

Next Week’s Motorway Closures

Here are the next week’s closures for Auckland motorway improvements.  Closures start at 8pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated.  Work delayed ...

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Next Week’s Auck Motorway Closures

Next Week’s Auck Motorway Closures

Closures start at 8pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated.  Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday 14...

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Next Week’s Road Disruptions

Next Week’s Road Disruptions

Here are the places to avoid in the next week around Auckland. The closures are for motorway improvements. Closures start at 8pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise...

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Drivers Caught Drunk, Carrying Baby

Drivers Caught Drunk, Carrying Baby

Police are shocked to find motorists found driving on Auckland motorways with high blood alcohol levels were carrying young kids in the car. A female driver was...

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Auckland Roads To Avoid In Next Week

Auckland Roads To Avoid In Next Week

Here’s the list of motorways and roads to try to avoid in the next week because of closures for maintenance or other work. The closures are between 8pm and...

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