Pedestrians, cyclists, and regular users of State Highway 1, Ngauranga, Gorge, need to be ready for safety works beginning this Sunday, 4 December.
Contractors are beginning preparations for rockfall prevention works planned for the Christmas/New Year holiday period.
It means the southbound path, from Newlands to the southbound offramp will be closed as of Sunday evening and remain closed until early morning, 9 January. This is for the safety of contractors and the public.
There will also be a southbound lane closure on State Highway 1 from Monday 26 December to 8 January 2023 for rock scaling and the installation of safety netting on the cliff face.
This work is essential. The Ngauranga Gorge is a busy corridor with a particularly steep hill beside it. From time-to-time loose rock and debris falls onto the path and road beneath, creating a safety hazard for highway users.
Waka Kotahi wants to thank those affected for their patience and understanding while these works take place.