Closure of SH1, between Fanshawe Street and Hobson Street
NZ Transport Agency – Auckland
Closure of SH1, between Fanshawe
Street and Hobson Street
The NZ Transport Agency advises
drivers that the Southern Motorway at Fanshawe Street
southbound (State Highway 1) in central Auckland will be
closed tonight (16 January, 2013) for urgent repairs to a
damaged guard rail. The work will be carried out between
12:00am and 3am.
The NZTA will have detours in place via
Hobson Street and Quay Street and drivers are asked to
follow the signposted routes.
The NZTA thanks drivers for
their co-operation during these essential improvements and
maintenance. For more information visit www.nzta.govt.nz or call 09 5200
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