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Easter holiday traffic warnings, Wellington

Wednesday 23 March 2005

Easter holiday traffic warnings, Wellington

Transit New Zealand and the New Zealand Police are urging motorists to travel with care during this Easter holiday and if possible to avoid peak times and to be patient.

State Highway 1, north out of Wellington Transit is closing northbound passing lanes on State Highway 1 at Lindale and Waikanae from Thursday March 24 at midday to approx 4.00pm Saturday March 26. The timing of the removal of the closure on Easter Saturday might vary if traffic volumes are still high.

Transit’s Wellington Highways’ Superintendent Reuben Pokiha says the closures will allow up to 150 additional vehicles through the area each hour at these busy times.

“This type of closure has been put in place for a number of years now and has proven most effective in minimising accidents at the merge,” he said.

Police Inspector John Spence of Kapiti Mana says everyone wants to enjoy their journeys and get to their destinations safely, so he advises motorists to be patient and take extra care.

Other Easter traffic warnings for Wellington region Kaitoke Generally 70 km/hr Temporary traffic signals likely in one location New access open for Rimutaka incline

Plimmerton Paremata 50 km/hr in the urban area, 100 km/hr in rural area both bridges at Paremata should be fully open some shoulder closures will be in place

Lindale 50 km/hr speed restriction

MacKays Overbridge 70 km/hr speed restriction the road shoulder is closed north of the rail level crossing. For further information contact Transit New Zealand Reuben Pokiha, Transit Highway Superintendent.

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