NZ Transport Agency

Milestone for $22m bridge

The placement of the last steel girder means Queenstown's new, 250m Kawarau Falls bridge now fully spans the Kawarau River. NZ Transport Agency senior project boss Phil Dowsett says pre-cast concrete slabs are being installed over the girders, and the...

Frankton drive times cut

Road upgrades have cut the driving time between the BP roundabout on State Highway 6 and Queenstown Airport by up to 17 minutes. Last month, the first stage of the Hawthorne Dr extension - linking Remarkables Park to Glenda Dr...
Parking looms as a potential judder bar for a 227-room hotel planned for central Queenstown. As exclusively revealed by Mountain Scene in March, Australian developer Pro-invest Group wants to spend $60 million-plus on a Holiday Inn Express hotel bordering Stanley,...

Turn-off turnaround

Road chiefs are bowing to pressure for a new slip road at a hazardous Queenstown junction. NZ Transport Agency announced yesterday it will put the wheels in motion for an upgrade to the Tucker Beach Road-State Highway 6 intersection, at Quail...
The long-awaited four-laning of a stretch of State Highway 6 near Queenstown is expected to begin next year. Transport Minister Simon Bridges says in a statement the exact start date is "pending the outcome of the investigation stage" and the work...

Parking ban on way

Work to install barriers and no-stopping signs on Queenstown's Kawarau Road could get cracking before winter. But it all depends on how well the council's parking strategy for Frankton is tracking and how the public feels. Cheapskates currently use the stretch...
A permanently lower speed limit could be on the way for a Queenstown highway. The government's highways manager, NZ Transport Agency, announced yesterday it wanted an 80kmh speed limit on a 2.3km section of State Highway 6, between Stalker Rd and...
Two dollar bus fares could be on the way for the Wakatipu. Queenstown's council, the regional council and NZ Transport Agency are working on a radical overhaul of the public transport system. They're consulting on an "inexpensive, reliable and frequent" bus...
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