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Waterview Tunnel stories

Kiran’s Waterview Tunnel story

See how the Waterview Tunnel and Western Ring Route providing a second route through Auckland will help Kiran's business.

Aaron’s Waterview Tunnel story

See how the Waterview Tunnel will help Aaron spend quality time with his daughter.

Deanna’s Waterview Tunnel story

See how the Waterview Tunnel and Western Ring Route will help Deanna's cookie deliveries all across Auckland.

Danilo’s Waterview Tunnel story

See how the Waterview Tunnel will help Danilo get from the city to the airport.

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Waterview Tunnel safety tips

Incident ahead? Sit tight, we’ll make it right.

If there's an incident ahead and traffic is stopped, stay in your vehicle. The overhead signs, radio and PA systems will let you know what's happening.

Refrain from changing lanes.

Switching lanes can cause incidents and traffic jams. Plan your journey, get in to the correct lane early and keep things moving.

Dangerous Goods vehicles, vehicles over 4.3m high and vehicles carrying loose bulk loads aren’t allowed.

These vehicles will need to take either the detour route or an alternate route.

Car issues? Move left or right.

If your vehicle is breaking down or not working as it should, move in to the left or right lanes and avoid the middle lane if possible.

Variable speed limits apply – the max is 80, matey.

Under usual circumstances the enforced speed limit in the tunnel will be 80km/h. If there’s an incident the Tunnel Operators can change the speed limit via the variable message signs for safety reasons.

When emergency calls, phones and exits are every 150m.

Located on the right-hand side of each tunnel.

 

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Waterview Tunnel short stories

Kiran’s Waterview Tunnel short story

See how the Waterview Tunnel and Western Ring Route providing a second route through Auckland will help Kiran's business.

Aaron’s Waterview Tunnel short story

See how the Waterview Tunnel will help Aaron spend quality time with his daughter.

Deanna’s Waterview Tunnel short story

See how the Waterview Tunnel and Western Ring Route will help Deanna's cookie deliveries all across Auckland.

Danilo’s Waterview Tunnel short story

See how the Waterview Tunnel will help Danilo get from the city to the airport.

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Urban design

Waterview Connection’s urban design Te Whitinga Footbridge

The Waterview Connection is more than a road tunnel – check out the awesome Te Whitinga Footbridge – a stunning combination of beauty and functional design.

Waterview Connection’s volcanic urban design theme

The Waterview Connection is more than a road tunnel – find out how the area’s volcanic geology has been weaved into the project’s urban design.

 Waterview Connection’s walking and cycling paths

The Waterview Connection is more than a road tunnel – discover the fabulous walking and cycling paths that have been built in the area.

 Waterview Connection’s community facilities

The Waterview Connection is more than a road tunnel – check out the exciting parks and playgrounds built for the communities at the heart of the project area.

Waterview Connection’s concrete artwork

The Waterview Connection is more than a road tunnel – learn more about the iwi art incorporated into the approach to the southern tunnel entrance.

Waterview Connection’s planting

The Waterview Connection is more than a road tunnel – see the role plants have played in helping create a more natural environment.

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