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Northwestern on-ramp to close for weekend

26 March 2014

Northwestern on-ramp to close for weekend

Auckland’s Great North Road westbound on-ramp to the Northwestern Motorway (SH16) will be closed from 9pm on Friday 28 March to 5am on Monday 31 March.

The NZ Transport Agency says the closure is necessary for work to improve the on-ramp as part of its Causeway Upgrade Project.

Drivers are advised to use alternate routes in the weekend to keep traffic volumes in the Great North Road interchange area to a minimum. Diversions will be signposted to the nearby motorway on-ramps at St Lukes and Patiki Road.

“We are expecting that traffic in the Great North Road area will be heaviest on Saturday and Sunday afternoons between midday and 4pm so making alternate plans for travel, particularly at those times would be appreciated,” says the Transport Agency’s Highway Manager, Tommy Parker.

Bus services will use the St Lukes and Patiki Road on-ramps as alternatives to Great North Road. The northwestern cycleway will remain open throughout the vehicle on-ramp closure.

“Our contractors will get their work completed efficiently so that we can reopen the on-ramp as soon as possible on or before 5am on Monday morning. Drivers are very cooperative during closures such as this. We are hoping the weather will be, too!” says Mr Parker.

City or eastbound drivers using the Great North Interchange or the Northwestern Motorway will not be affected by the closure.

The Causeway Upgrade Project is one of five projects to improve and complete the Western Ring Route and to connect the Northwestern and Southwestern (SH20) motorways.

For further information:-
• Project: www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/sh16causeway
• Highway information: www.highwayinfo.govt.nz and freephone 0800 444 449
• Get free email alerts on a specific route by signing up to www.onthemove.govt.nz
• Auckland roads and public transport: www.at.govt.nz

ENDS

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