Bridge beams lifts on Wellington’s State Highway 2 tonight


Tonight’s planned closures of State Highway 2 at the Haywards Interchange will go ahead, after high winds forced the postponement of planned work last night to lift concrete bridge beams into place for the new interchange.

State Highway 2 will be reduced to one lane each way, just north of State Highway 58, from around 6.30pm tonight. The placement of the beams will require a series of rolling approximately 30-minute road closures on State Highway 2 from 10pm through the early hours of Wednesday morning. The road will be open as normal from 5.30am tomorrow morning.

The remaining three beams to complete the second bridge are due to be lifted into place on Tuesday 30 August (depending on the weather) and will require similar traffic management.

An additional four beams will be used for the pedestrian overbridge linking Annabell Grove to Manor Park railway station, however this can be constructed without the need for full road closures. This work is expected to take to place in September.

The interchange is scheduled to be complete in June 2017.

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