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Cmj Traffic Bulletin: Saturday 30 August to 5 Sept

Cmj Traffic Bulletin: Saturday 30 August To Friday 5 September

Lane and ramp closures continue on the Southern Motorway as work progresses on Stage 1 of the Central Motorway Junction upgrade upgrade project. Some local roads will also be closed.

Saturday 30 August to Friday 5 September:

The Khyber Pass on and off-ramps and sections of Khyber Pass Road - CLOSED midnight Saturday 30 August to 6am Monday 1 September.

Closures are to allow overhead works to take place on the Khyber Pass viaduct. During the closures, motorists using Khyber Pass Road will be diverted through Boston Road and Auburn Street.

The Khyber Pass on and off-ramps and sections of Khyber Pass Road and Boston Road - CLOSED from 8pm until 6am each night from Monday 1 September to Thursday 4 September.

The Gillies Ave on-ramp - CLOSED at night from 8pm to 6am on Monday 1 September and Tuesday 2 September.

The Wellesley Street off-ramp - CLOSED from 7am to 7pm on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 August.

The Wellesley Street and Port off-ramp - CLOSED at night from 8pm Thursday 4 to 6am Friday 5 September.

During these closures, motorists are advised to use alternative on- and off-ramps. Where applicable, alternative routes will be clearly signposted.

All closures are weather permitting, and in the event of bad weather, work will be postponed until the next clear night.

Ongoing closures until 2005:

Southern Motorway between the Gillies Avenue on- and off-ramps and the Symonds Street over-bridge ¡V ongoing lane closures at night until 2005.

Temporary barriers and cones are placed in all areas. Motorists are advised that there could be delays.

The CMJ Project

Stage 1 of Transit¡¦s Central Motorway Junction upgrade project covers the section of motorway between the Upper Queen Street over-bridge and Gillies Avenue on- and off-ramps and is scheduled for completion in 2005.

More information on the project, including specific closures and changes, can be obtained from the pThe extension of the project means that there will be intensive construction activity, and major changes for motorists, from mid July through to the completion of the first stage in 2005.
Other changes that will come into affect in July and August will include:

„PThe Wellesley Street off-ramp will be closed to all traffic on the night of 14 July, and will be reduced to one lane until January 2005.
„PThe barriers and screens that have separated southbound traffic from construction activity since September 2002 will progressively move to the northbound side, to allow work to continue on the other side of the motorway. The northbound shoulder between the Gillies Ave on-ramp and the Khyber Pass off-ramp will be closed from mid July until . The southbound shoulder will re-open to traffic when this move is completed.
„PWork will move to the median area of the Southern Motorway from late July. This will include the removal of existing concrete barriers and the installation of temporary barriers and screens in the middle of the motorway. Both north and southbound lanes will be re-marked to allow for four lanes in each direction. This will involve major changes for northbound motorists from early August.
„PAlmorah Road will be closed to all traffic, including residents¡¦ vehicles, from early August until the end of 2003.

roject information centre at the corner of Stanley Street and Alten Road, Grafton, (open 8.30am ¡V 5.30pm, Monday to Friday), or by phoning the project office on 0800 To Freeflow (0800 863 733).

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