Plan your summer journey online

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

The NZ Transport Agency is advising Bay of Plenty and Waikato motorists to start their journey online and plan ahead to avoid delays as road works season ramps up.

Transport Agency work crews will be out in force over the next five months, making the most of the warmer, dryer weather over summer to make highways safer, and progress major projects.

Drivers are likely to encounter speed restrictions and other traffic management at roadwork sites over the next few months and should allow for extra time when planning their journey. 

People can get information on road works and detours in the region they are in, or travelling to by visiting the NZTA website:

www.nzta.govt.nz/summerjourneys

Alternatively call 0800 444 449 or following the Transport Agency on Facebook or Twitter.

Journey Manager Nigel D’Ath says checking out the Transport Agency’s website before packing up the car can help people choose the best routes and times to travel.

“Picking up your mouse or your smart phone before you pick up your keys could save you unnecessary stress and time on the road,” Mr D’Ath says.


Road work sites which may cause delays over the next week are also detailed below to help people plan ahead:

State Highway 1: Ohinewai To Huntly 

Road Work: Caution

Road Construction

Road users are advised that between the Ohinewai on/off-ramps and Fisher Road, speed has been reduced to 70km/hr in both directions. This speed restriction will be in place long-term due to ongoing works through the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway project.

Scheduled time:

Start: 30 Oct 2015 
End: 06 Jan 2017 

Detour route: Not Applicable


State Highway 46 Rangipo State Highway 1 Junction To Tongariro State Highway 47 Junction. 

Road Work: Caution

Due to road works in this area, Traffic Management is in place.

This work is scheduled to end 22 December 2015.

Detour route: Not Applicable

Plan your summer journey online