The NZ Transport Agency advises road users that there will be changes at the SH20A intersection with Kirkbride Road from Monday 29 June until early August.
Kirkbride Road will be closed to westbound traffic, between Westney Road and SH20A, until early August, to allow for construction of Watercare’s Hunua 4 watermain across the state highway.
The road layout through the Kirkbride Road/ SH20A intersection will also be changing to allow construction of the new interchange, says the Transport Agency’s Highways Manager, Brett Gliddon.
“While no traffic lanes are being removed on SH20A; we do need to shift the lane layout of the state highway to create room for construction works.
Turning movements will also be restricted at the Kirkbride Road intersection to ensure the existing state highway lanes to and from the airport are maintained.”
Detour routes to SH20A will be signposted from Massey Road and drivers are advised to plan their journeys in advance to ensure they arrive on time and safely.
To assist traffic flows into the Airport Oaks area, an additional temporary right turn lane from SH20A onto Montgomerie Road will open later this month, and traffic signals will be installed at the Richard Pearse/Ascot Road intersection.
Once the new motorway interchange at Kirkbride Road is complete in late 2016, the Montgomerie Road/SH20A intersection will be closed permanently.
The SH20A to Airport project is one of four transport programmes being accelerated by the Government to help manage the projected growth in population, employment, and freight in Auckland.
Key features include the construction of a 580 metre long trench that will carry SH20A – one of the main routes to and from Auckland Airport – under Kirkbride Road, new facilities on local roads for walkers and cyclists, a fully segregated shared path alongside SH20A and the provision for future bus shoulders on the state highway.
The project integrates with Watercare’s Hunua 4 watermain project as the pipeline crosses the state highway.
Road users are advised to contact the project freephone on 0508 6982 742, or check the website(external link) for further information.