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Changes on Auckland’s Northwestern motorway

4 December 2013 l NZ Transport Agency - Auckland

Changes on Auckland’s Northwestern motorway

The NZ Transport Agency says there will be changes on Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway (State Highway 16) from next Monday (9 December) that will affect drivers heading east towards the city.

Motorway lanes will be realigned to allow eastbound drivers onto the newly constructed Henderson Creek Bridge between the Lincoln Road and Te Atatu Road Interchanges.

The Transport Agency’s Highways Manager for Auckland, Tommy Parker, says that the changes signal the good progress being made at the Lincoln Road interchange improvements.

“This is another key milestone for the project and one of two layout changes that will affect not only drivers, but also walkers and cyclists”.

The following Monday (16 December), westbound drivers will start using the old eastbound motorways lanes at Henderson Creek Bridge for their journeys. Walkers and cyclists will continue to use the current Northwestern Cycleway until they are also shifted over to the old eastbound lanes next month.

“These are significant changes for anyone using the Northwestern – drivers, walkers and cyclists. They will all need to take care while getting use to the new layout and drivers need to stick to the 70kph speed limit through Lincoln,” Mr Parker says.

“Lincoln Road has gone through a few changes recently and we really do appreciate the patience everyone has shown and we ask that people continue to be patient and careful when the new layout is in place from Monday morning,” says Mr Parker.

The Transport Agency reminds drivers that there is a 70kph limit driving through the Lincoln Road works, and 80kph through the rest of the works along the motorway.

The Lincoln Road improvements are part of a suite of projects to complete the Western Ring Route Road of National Significance prioritised by the Government to support growth and economic development in Auckland. The alternative motorway route to SH1 will improve connections between Manukau in the south, Auckland International Airport, Waitakere and the North Shore, and improve regional connections north and south of the city.

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