The NZ Transport Agency has deferred a decision on re-opening Auckland's Wellington Street on-ramp until after the Victoria Park Tunnel Project is completed next year. The on-ramp feeds central city traffic to the northbound lanes of State Highway 1.
There is more to the hotel's wrapping, however, than entering into the spirit of Christmas. The old pub, which is being refurbished by its owner the NZ Transport Agency as part of the Victoria Park Tunnel project, will be swathed in plastic to weatherproof it while the building's roof is replaced over the next six weeks.
The NZ Transport Agency has completed a significant milestone on the Newmarket Viaduct replacement project on Auckland's Southern Motorway (State Highway 1) by lifting the final segment of the new northbound bridge into place with the help of the big blue lifting gantry.
With fine weather forecast for most of the weekend the NZ Transport Agency is looking forward to carrying out the final road works needed to connect the Victoria Park Tunnel with State Highway 1 and opening the tunnel to two lanes of traffic on the morning of Monday 14 November - three months ahead of schedule.
As the final stage of work to get the Victoria Park Tunnel ready for traffic nears completion, the NZ Transport Agency reminds drivers to plan their journeys to avoid motorway congestion through the central motorway junction in Auckland this coming weekend.
NZ Transport Agency is advising drivers to chose alternative routes and avoid the motorway congestion through central Auckland this weekend because of intensive works to complete the Victoria Park tunnel.
With the onset of summer and more reliable construction weather, the NZ Transport Agency is accelerating work to complete improvements on key motorway projects in Auckland that will deliver widespread benefits for all drivers.