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Right-hand turn closure tomorrow SH2/Moonshine Rd



29 July 2008

Right-hand turn closure tomorrow at SH2 / Moonshine Road intersection

Transit is advising motorists that right-hand turns will be stopped at the intersection of Moonshine Road and SH2 tomorrow.

Transit Regional Manager Graham Taylor says the change is part of the upgrade of three intersections on SH2 River Road and will take place as soon as work has been completed at the new Whakatiki Street intersection.

“We indicated some time ago that right-hand turns would be stopped at Moonshine Road as a wire rope median barrier is about to be installed making it impossible to do anything other than turn left in and left out at this intersection with SH2. Now that day is here we want people to be aware of the impending change and can alter their travel accordingly.”

Mr Taylor says before the right-hand turn is closed most of the work at Whakatiki Street needs to be completed. This includes sealing the road, which can’t be done if the weather is poor.

“As the weather has been suitable so far this week, the sealing has been done yesterday and today (28-29 July). This means the right-hand turn will be closed at Moonshine Road from 10am tomorrow, Wednesday, 30 July.”

If for some reason the work at Whakatiki Street isn’t at the stage required, Mr Taylor says everyone should be prepared for the right-hand turn ban to come into effect from 10am on any subsequent day after tomorrow.

“The only day we wouldn’t close the right-hand turn would be Sunday so we’re asking people to be ready for the change when it happens.”

Transit expects safety will be much improved at Moonshine Road with the right-hand turn closed, as will safety at the other two remaining intersections when work at all three are completed.

Mr Taylor thanked Wellingtonians for their continued patience while this work has been carried out as he appreciated roadworks could be frustrating at times.

“We know that people understand the end result will be worth it in terms of improved safety on this section of highway and that is the important point of this work.”


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