20 Dec 2022

Driving over the holidays

From Nine To Noon, 9:20 am on 20 December 2022

What can drivers expect from our roads as they set out to hotspots and hideaways around the motu this holiday period?  The ribbon is being cut on the brand new thirteen kilometre four-lane stretch of State Highway One from Peka Peka to Ōtaki tomorrow.  It's the second new road to open this year to smooth traffic flows north of the capital, though roadworks have slowed traffic to single lanes recently north and southbound on Transmission Gully, after the brand new chip seal road surface was pot-holed by heavy rain. Meanwhile road works on State Highway 6 between Hira and the Rai Valley have been completed ahead of schedule. Kathryn speaks with Waka Kotahi Regional Manager Mark Owen for a driver's seat view of the state of our roads as the rubber hits the road for the festive season.