Emergency Closures SH16 westbound Te Atatu to Lincoln Rd
Emergency Closures of SH16 westbound between Te Atatu and
The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers
that the westbound lanes between Te Atatu Road and Lincoln
Road, Auckland, will be closed each night from tonight (6
May) to Thursday 9 May, inclusive, for emergency works
associated with the Lincoln Road interchange project.
The work will be carried out between 9pm and 5am when
there are reduced traffic volumes to minimise disruption to
For updates and information about this work,
or any other motorway issues please call Auckland Motorways
on 09 5200
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