Construction of the Victoria Park motorway tunnel in central Auckland is reaching a critical stage, and the NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that the Wellington Street on-ramp will be closed for approximately three months so that supporting walls for the southern approach to the tunnel can be built.
Auckland drivers are poised to benefit from safer journeys, reduced congestion, and improved and more reliable journey times as the NZ Transport Agency starts commissioning hundreds of millions of dollars in improvements to the city's motorway network before Christmas.
The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists travelling the State Highway 2 Matahorua Gorge route this weekend that they will be asked to use a detour to enable construction of the new bridge to begin as part of the SH2 Matahorua Gorge Realignment project.
The NZ Transport Agency confirms that the southbound half of the new Newmarket Viaduct - Stage 1 of the Newmarket Connection: Viaduct Replacement Project - is to open to motorway traffic on Monday, 6 September.
The NZTA will begin exploratory work soon on identifying solutions to address congestion and improve traffic flows on the Ngauranga to Aotea Quay section of the Wellington Northern Corridor Road of National Significance.
Road users are reminded by the NZ Transport Agency that there is a risk of flooding on a section of the Northwestern Motorway (State Highway 16) because of unusually high tides in the Waitemata Harbour later this week.
The NZ Transport Agency will open the new Puhinui to Roscommon connecting road in Manukau City on Thursday 8 July. It will replace the existing on-ramp to SH20 and give motorists a new route to get on to Roscommon Road.