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

 


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

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Pre-Caucus Audio:
David Cunliffe And
The Future Of The
Labour Party

David Cunliffe met with the press today after Saturday’s disappointing election result for The Labour Party.

“We are all deeply concerned by the result of our party vote. I want to be clear that I, as leader, am responsible for that result” Cunliffe said. Although he called the results “deeply disappointing” Cunliffe said “the voters are always right”.

He felt that Labour needed to make improvements and take action: “We don’t need months to get feedback from members of the public, we've had a lot over the past 48 hours”. More>>

Update: After a seven hour caucus meeting David Cunliffe has announced Chris Hipkins and Carmel Sepuloni as new party whips and said the Labour council will hold an independent review into the election result. He did not comment on any leadership vote.

 

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Very Bad Year

While Labour leader David Cunliffe still appears to be in denial about the extent of Saturday night’s debacle, there was hardly a single redeeming feature about the election results for the centre-left... More>>

ALSO:

General Election NZ: National Win

Election Night: With almost all votes counted National and John Key have won a third term and are close to being able to govern alone if they so choose. Key has indicated he will still reach out to form a Government with ACT, United Future and Maori Party. More>>

ALSO:

Perfectly-Timed Anniversaries: Suffrage Day Is Last Chance To Enrol

“The last chance to enrol is Friday 19 September. You can’t enrol on election day.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)

For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters… Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens. More>>

ALSO:

Meddling: Aussie Liberals Embroiled In Key Campaign

John Key needs to explain why Australia’s Liberal Party is interfering in New Zealand domestic politics and is encouraging Kiwi voters across the ditch to vote for National just days out from the election, Labour’s campaign spokesperson Annette King says. More>>

ALSO:

SURVEILLANCE:

Election Ad Soundtrack: Rapper Eminem Sues National Party Over Copyright Breach

US rapper Eminem is suing the New Zealand National Party for alleged copyright infringement over unauthorised use of the rapper’s ‘Lose Yourself’ song in an election campaign advertisement. More>>

ALSO:

Big March: Call For An End To Domestic Violence

Hundreds of protesters marched down Lambton Quay to Parliament Monday calling for an end to domestic violence. Wearing white facemasks, waving banners and calling for “safety” for the women and children of New Zealand.. More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Election Chartering: Four New Partnership Schools To Open

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the Government has signed contracts to open four new Partnership Schools in 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf 50 Out Now - The Election Issue: Loss Leaders

Gordon Campbell: A third term requires a mature decision, with eyes wide open. It calls for a conscious vote of confidence… Without trying hard here are about 19 reasons, in no particular order, for not ticking ‘party vote’ National. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news