Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Lanes closing on Wellesley Street East for cycleway project

19 March 2014

Lanes closing on Wellesley Street East for cycleway project

Big changes affecting all drivers using Wellesley Street East in central Auckland are planned from next Monday (24 March) for necessary work linked to the NZ Transport Agency’s Grafton Gully cycleway project.

There will be staggered lane closures for almost a month along the section of Wellesley Street East between the Symonds Street overbridge and the Grafton Road intersection. The closures – which start on Monday and continue until Thursday 17 April - will allow the Transport Agency to start construction of the cycleway tunnel under the road near AUT and Auckland University.

• From next Monday until Thursday (24 - 27 March) the two lanes heading east out of the city (towards Auckland Hospital) reduce to one lane. Motorway on/off-ramps will not be affected.
• From Friday until Tuesday (28 March – 1 April) the four lanes on Wellesley Street East reduce to two - one in each direction. The State Highway 1 (SH1) off-ramp will also be reduced to one lane.
• From Wednesday until Friday (2 April – 4 April) the two lanes heading west into the central city will be reduced to one lane. Motorway on/off-ramps will not be affected
• From Saturday until the following Thursday (12 – 17 April) the four lanes on Wellesley Street East reduce again to two – one in each direction. The SH1 off-ramp will also be reduced to one lane.

“The restricted access will mean some congestion, which will delay people,” says the Transport Agency’s Highway Manager, Tommy Parker. “We will do everything to minimise those delays but people should allow more time to get where they are going, and be patient.”

The partial closures will allow the contractors to complete enabling works for the cycle underpass.

During the Easter break in late April, there will be a full closure of Wellesley Street East and the SH1/ SH16 off-ramps.

The Grafton Gully cycleway is a 1.9 kilometre-long extension of the Northwestern Cycleway and is due to be completed later this year.

Other improvements to the Northwestern Cycleway are also underway on the Western Ring Route Projects along Northwestern Motorway (SH16) at the causeway, and the Lincoln Road and Te Atatu Road interchanges. Cycleway improvements are also part of the upgrade of the St Lukes interchange due to start shortly.

For more information please visit www.nzta.govt.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Pacific Spying: Mass Surveillance Of NZers Confirmed By Former GCSB Director - Contradicting PM John Key

Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson Reports: Yesterday morning former GCSB Director Sir Bruce Ferguson confirmed mass surveillance of New Zealnders in the Pacific is taking place as revealed in the latest Snowden leaks investigated by Nicky Hager. In 2013 John Key told press gallery reporters that in the event mass surveillance was found have been conducted by the GCSB, he and the director of the GCSB - his childhood friend Ian Fletcher - would resign. As the controversy deepens a year and half later Fletcher has already resigned. But will Key? More>>

Gordon Campbell: Legal Fudging Of The GCSB Revelations

As many have noted, the Hager/Snowden revelations of the spying by our security agencies on our Pacific neighbours and allies is a virtual re-run of the pre-election debate. It is a situation where the government (a) stonewalls, (b) baldly asserts that mass surveillance is not occurring despite the Snowden evidence that it is, and (c) claims that the GCSB actions were lawful. Yet as Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman says, this can be true only if the legislation passed last year by the Key government has made the mass surveillance of New Zealanders – and the related handing over of their private data to the NSA – lawful. More>>

Latest:

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Women's Day, March 8: It’s Time For Men To Step Up For Gender Equality

UN Women is launching the HeForShe campaign in New Zealand at the International Women's Day Parliamentary Breakfast, and is calling on New Zealand men — including politicians and community and sports leaders — to show their commitment to gender equality by signing up to this global campaign. More>>

ALSO:

Teina Pora Wins Appeal: Gordon Campbell On The Privy Council Decision

The quashing of the convictions of Teina Pora for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett in 1992 has shone a spotlight once again on a major gap in the New Zealand justice system... More>>

ALSO:

Urgent Bill Planned: MP Pay Rises To Match Public Service

Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider public sector, which will be passed under urgency. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: MP Pay Rises, Solid Energy, Iraq

Prime Minister John Key answered questions in his Post-Cabinet press conference about the Iraq deployment, Solid Energy and National’s decision to overhaul the Remuneration Authority Act. More>>

ALSO:

Worksafe: MSD Charged Over Work And Income Ashburton Shooting

WorkSafe NZ has laid one charge against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) in relation to the shooting at the MSD Ashburton office on 1 September 2014 in which two Work and Income staff were killed and another was injured. More>>

ALSO:

Iraq: Ex-Hostage Says Government Not Putting NZers, Iraqis First

Harmeet Singh Sooden is travelling to Iraq in the coming weeks to work with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) on a short-term assignment. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news