The NZ Transport Agency has released traffic maps to help Easter motorists avoid queues on the road this holiday weekend.
The maps show the busiest times on the roads and the free-flowing times for holidaymakers to avoid traffic jams.
Peak holiday traffic times from previous years were used to estimate the peak hours for the maps.
NZTA Senior Journey Manager, Neil Walker says, if you are heading out of Wellington, the traffic will start to build on State Highway 1 from midday on Thursday and will continue right through to the evening.
The maps can be found on NZ Transport Agency website www.nzta.govt.nz/hotspots