Closure of Shelley Beach Off-ramp
Closure of Shelley Beach Off-ramp with Lanes 1 & 2 of
Auckland Harbour Bridge
The NZ Transport Agency
advises drivers that the Southbound clip-on
lanes on the Auckland Harbour Bridge (State Highway 1) and
the Shelley Beach Road Off-ramp will be closed
Sunday night, 17 February for urgent surfacing
To minimise disruption to drivers, the
NZTA will carry out repairs between 9pm and
5am when traffic is at its lightest.
NZTA will have detours in place via Fanshawe St, and drivers
are asked to follow the signposted routes.
Northbound lanes on the motorway are not affected by the
The NZTA thanks motorists for their
patience and apologises for any inconvenience while this
important work is carried out.
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