UPDATE: State Highway 1 Wellington – Urban motorway now fully open


After earlier protest action today, full access has been restored to Wellington’s urban motorway (State Highway 1).

Protestors occupied a gantry over the urban motorway. For safety reasons, the motorway had to be closed to south bound traffic from the Murphy Street off-ramp between approximately 9.40 am and one pm.

The protest ended shortly before one pm, allowing the motorway to be fully reopened.

Waka Kotahi thanks road users for their cooperation and patience during this incident.