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Northwestern delays in Auckland


The NZ Transport Agency says it is planning to re-open the two westbound lanes of Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway (State Highway 16) at half-past-ten this morning.

Two of the three lanes were closed early this morning when a gantry sign over the motorway was accidently hit by a machine installing safety barriers along the edge of the motorway.

The accident occurred 500 metres west of the Great North Road interchange. No one was injured.

The Transport Agency says there are some delays for westbound traffic while the damaged sign is removed. All eastbound lanes on the motorway remain open.

For more information please contact:

Ewart Barnsley
Auckland/Northland Media Manager
NZ Transport Agency

T: 09 928 8720
M: 027 213 7616

The NZ Transport Agency works to create transport solutions for all New Zealanders - from helping new drivers earn their licences, to leading safety campaigns to investing in public transport, state highways and local roads.