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


Closures on Auckland’s Northwestern start tonight

27 May 2014

Closures on Auckland’s Northwestern start tonight

Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway (SH16) eastbound will be closed each night between the Great North Road interchange and the Central Motorway Junction from 10pm to 5am the following morning starting tonight (Tuesday 27 May) until Friday (29 May).

The NZ Transport Agency says the night closures are necessary for enabling work as part of the SH16 St Lukes to Great North Road Upgrade Project.

All eastbound traffic heading into the central city and port will be diverted off the motorway at the Great North Road interchange. Diversions will be signposted along Great North Road and other local roads.

Drivers are advised to allow plenty of time to get to their destination and use alternate routes from 10pm for the next three nights.

“These are significant closures and drivers that use the motorway at those times, especially freight and shift workers, will be most affected. We suggest planning ahead, and allowing more time for travel,” says the Transport Agency’s Acting Highway Manager, Steve Mutton.

“The closures will allow our contractors to get their work completed safely and efficiently. We’ve had great co-operation from drivers during other closures, especially as other Western Ring Route projects get underway, so we hope that support will continue.”

Westbound drivers using the Northwestern Motorway will not be affected by these night closures. The northwestern cycleway will also remain open.

The SH16 St Lukes to Great North Road Upgrade Project is one of six projects to improve and complete the Western Ring Route and to connect the Northwestern and Southwestern (SH20) motorways through the Waterview tunnels. The Western Ring Route is one of the Government’s Roads of National Significance.

The project will widen the motorway from three to four lanes in each direction, and improve motorway ramps. As part of the project, Auckland Transport will fund improvements at the St Lukes Road-Great North Road intersection, and the widening of the St Lukes Road overbridge to benefit drivers, walkers and cyclists.

For information on all night closures people should visit the Auckland Motorways Alliance website at www.aucklandmotorways.com

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


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Environment And Conservation: Changes To Our Oceans Pose Serious Concerns

New Zealand’s oceans, coasts, and marine wildlife are under growing pressure, according to the first national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand about the marine environment. More>>


Police Authority: Use Of Taser Was Disproportionate And Unjustified

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s second use of a Taser on a mentally unwell Hokitika man was disproportionate and unjustified. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Holidays, Hekia Parata And Badlands

Hekia Parata, adieu. Reportedly, she’s been ‘passionate’ about education. She has “bravely’ led the charge on the government’s education reforms. In the past week , many of the postscripts to Hekia Parata’s career as Education Minister have sounded like a schoolteacher desperately trying to find some reason why a D student can be marked up to C minus. More>>


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Get More From Scoop



More RSS  RSS News AlertsNews Alerts
Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news