The two southbound clip-on lanes of the bridge will be closed from 4am to allow the estimated 11,000 participants to safely complete the course, and the Transport Agency plans to have all lanes open again by 11am.
One lane of the Northern Motorway southbound will be closed from the Esmonde Road interchange, along with the Onewa Road southbound on-ramp to the motorway (including the bus-only lane).
The southbound Shelley Beach Road and Fanshawe Street off-ramps, as well as the Curran Street on-ramp for northbound drivers, will also be closed for the marathon.
“The marathon’s timed to cause as little disruption as possible to drivers,” says the Transport Agency’s Auckland Highway Manager Brett Gliddon.
“The traffic during early morning Sundays is usually very light and we aim to have all the lanes re-opened before traffic flows get busier.”
“However the closures do have the potential to cause delays so we encourage people to allow extra time for their journey and avoid the Harbour Bridge altogether if they can during the marathon.”
“Along with lane changes, we know that watching the marathon can be distracting, so motorists should take extra care and keep their eyes on the road as they travel through these sections of the Northern Motorway.”
The Northern Busway Bus Only lanes from Constellation Drive to Onewa will also be closed, along with some disruption to local roads and public transport. For more information on those visit https://at.govt.nz/about-us/news-events/events-causing-delays/(external link)