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Wellesley Street Bridge open to traffic

Wellesley Street Bridge open to traffic

Transit New Zealand advises all motorists that the new Wellesley Street Bridge in Grafton Gully is now open to traffic.

The bridge provides direct access between Wellesley Street and Grafton Road and allows 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 is also open.

Motorists are advised to take extra care driving as they adjust to the changed layout of the area.

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

Transit thanks all motorists for their co-operation.

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.

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