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Works continue at Te Atatu interchange


The NZ Transport Agency is continuing work to strengthen the Te Atatu Bridge at the SH16 interchange, with further lane restrictions next weekend likely to have an impact on drivers.

The weekend work means there will be temporary restrictions from 10pm Friday 20 November to 5am Monday 23 November. It follows other restrictions this weekend 10pm Friday 13 November to 5am Monday 16 November.

“This work will help safely accommodate more traffic on the widened and raised Te Atatu Bridge”, says the NZ Transport Agency’s Acting Highway Manager, Tim Crow.

“We appreciate there have been ongoing changes at the interchange and thank everyone using this section of the Northwestern Motorway for their continued patience and support while we carry out this important strengthening work.”

“To complete the work as quickly as possible we are asking people to help us by delaying their journey, using alternative routes, or allowing plenty of time to get through the interchange.”

The lane closures will be from 10pm Fri 20 Nov to 5am Mon 23 Nov and are as follows:-

  • The right turn from the westbound off-ramp towards Te Atatu Peninsula will be closed.  Please follow signposted detours.
  • Reduced lanes from the westbound off-ramp towards Te Atatu South.
  • All other on and off-ramps will be open.
  • The northwestern cycleway and motorway will remain open.

This work is part of the Te Atatu Interchange Upgrade Project, one of six projects either completed or under construction to link the Northwestern and Southwestern (SH20) motorways and providing a motorway alternative to SH1 known as the Western Ring Route.   The project is widening the five existing motorway on-ramps and exits at Te Atatu and improving access for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.  It is also widening the Northwestern motorway between the Te Atatu interchange and Henderson Creek and is due to be completed early 2016.

For more information on the Te Atatu Interchange Upgrade Project, visit:-

Project: link)

Highway information: link) and freephone 0800 444 449
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Auckland roads and public transport: link)