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Opening of Wellesley Street Bridge delayed

Opening of Wellesley Street Bridge delayed

Transit New Zealand advises all motorists that the new Wellesley Street Bridge in Grafton Gully will not open today (Monday 6 October), as planned due to delays caused by inclement weather.

The bridge will now open on the next clear day, when final works to ready the bridge for traffic have been completed.

When open, the new bridge will provide direct access between Wellesley Street and Grafton Road and allow access to new on-ramps to the Southern (SH1 - southbound) and Northwestern (SH16 - westbound) motorways. A new right turn from the existing SH1 Wellesley St. off-ramp to Grafton Road will also be opened.

Motorists are advised to take extra care driving as they adjust to the changes. Transit thanks all motorists for their co-operation.

These changes are part of ongoing work on the Grafton Gully project, which is scheduled for completion in December.

For more information regarding the changes, please phone 0800 TO FREEFLOW (863 733) or visit the public information centre on the corner of Alten and Stanley St, Grafton.

Key changes:

1 A new cross gully bridge between Wellesley Street and Grafton Road allowing direct access between the city and hospital. 2 A new right turn from the existing SH1 Wellesley Street off-ramp (northbound) across the new bridge onto Grafton Road.

3 A new SH1 on-ramp (southbound.)

4 A new SH16 on-ramp (westbound.)

5 New traffic signals on Grafton Road.

6 The existing temporary loop ramp to SH1 and SH16 will close by 6am Monday 13 October.


Changes to local roads for motorists travelling to and from the City / Mayoral Drive / Wellesley St to Grafton Rd/ Hospital: Use the new Wellesley St Bridge (over the motorway).

Motorists travelling from SH1 (northbound): To Hospital and Grafton Rd: Use the Wellesley St off-ramp, right onto the new Wellesley St Bridge (over the motorway) and right into Grafton Rd. To AUT / City: Use Wellesley St off-ramp, left into Wellesley St (new traffic lights) and left into Mayoral Drive. To Symonds St / Auckland University: Use Wellesley St off-ramp, right onto new Wellesley St Bridge (over the motorway), left into Grafton Rd, left into Grafton Rd (over the motorway) and onto Symonds St.

Motorists travelling to SH1 (southbound) and SH16 (westbound): From the Hospital and Grafton Rd: Down Grafton Rd, left onto the new SH1 or SH16 on-ramps. From Wellesley St / AUT / City: Up Wellesley St, pass under Symonds St, onto the new Wellesley St Bridge (over the motorway) right onto the new SH16 or SH1 on-ramps. From Symonds St / Auckland University: Grafton Rd (over the motorway), right onto Grafton Rd, straight onto the new SH1 on-ramp or right then left onto the new SH16 on-ramp. From Stanley St / Lower Domain Drive: From Stanley St onto Grafton Rd, straight onto the new SH1 on-ramp or right then left onto the new SH16 on-ramp.

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