NZ traffic hotspots you should avoid this week

Publish Date
Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 2:31PM
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A lot of the country will be getting in there cars to travel around NZ for the Christmas/NY period. And you know what that means... traffic.

Luckily, NZTA have released this handy list outlining the biggest traffic hotspots, and when each spot is expected to have the heaviest bouts of congestion.

Below is a rough outline of the heaviest area, and to find out when they will be at their heaviest, you can use NZTA's interactive tool HERE.

Auckland

  • SH1 - Takanini (South of Auckland)
    SH2 - Maramarua (East of SH1/SH2 Interchange)
    SH1 - between Puhoi and Wellsford

Bay of Plenty

  • SH29 - Kaimai (West of Tauranga)
    SH2 - between Paeroa and Tauranga

Canterbury

  • SH1 - between Ashburton and Christchurch
    SH7 - Lewis Pass
    SH73 - Arthur's Pass

Christchurch

  • SH1 - Waipara (North of Christchurch)

Manawatu-Wanganui

  • SH2 - Norsewood between Hastings and Woodville SH3
    SH1 - between Waiouru and Taihape

Marlborough

  • SH6 - between Nelson and Blenheim

Napier

  • SH5 - Te Pohue (North of Napier)

Northland

  • SH1 - Kawakawa (South of Paihia/Bay of Islands)
    SH1 - Whangarei

Otago

  • SH6 - Queenstown

Waikato

  • SH1 - Taupiri (North of Hamilton)
    SH1 - Karapiro (South of Cambridge)

Wellington

  • SH2 - Rimutaka Hill between Wellington and Featherston
    SH1 - Waikanae (Kapiti Coast)