Ngauranga Gorge – Update #6

The NZ Transport Agency is advising that good progress has been made on the Ngauranga Gorge slip, with work to remove areas of overhanging rock, now complete.

The Transport Agency is aiming to reopen the southbound lane closest to the slip, in time for peak morning traffic on Tuesday, after the removal of residual material and final tidy up of the lane and footpath. Further work is needed to secure more netting to the slip site.

NZ Transport Agency Wellington Transport Systems Manager Mark Owen says the extra netting will be put up on Tuesday or Wednesday outside of peak traffic hours, as weather permits.

'We’re really pleased with the progress that’s been made, with contractors working day and night to secure the slip site and keep people moving.'

'In the next couple of days there will be some more short term full closures of the southbound lanes with rolling traffic control like we did on the weekend. This is a safety requirement to allow access for equipment to be dropped at the site.

'We’re really pleased that people have been taking great care when the lanes have been closed to allow the work to go ahead, and ask that drivers stay patient so the work can be completed.'

You can keep up to date with the latest traffic information on NZ Transport Agency’s Traffic Information Map(external link)