The NZ Transport Agency advises that State Highway 58 between Paremata Road and Postgate Drive will be closed to all traffic in both directions from 11am this morning to allow contractors to undertake urgent works to remove slip material and make the road safe for motorists.
After any major earthquake such as the one that occurred on Monday, structures on state highways are assessed as quickly as possible by structural engineers. Their assessment has confirmed that all structures along the Wellington motorway have retained their structural integrity.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that following the heavy rain, there are still some parts of the Wellington region network that require repairs, and motorists may notice different road layouts and routes.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that the State Highway 2 Hutt on-ramp at the bottom of the Ngauranga Gorge is likely to reopen later today, returning to its normal layout. Motorists will notice there are some shipping containers in place.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising that the Wellington highways are recovering after heavy rainfall caused major closures yesterday. However the Transport Agency is still encouraging motorists to plan carefully for travel, and to expect delays at some places in and around Wellington due to ongoing clean-up and repairs following slips and flooding.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to plan carefully for travel, and to expect delays at some places in and around Wellington and the Kapiti regions, due to ongoing clean-up and repairs following slips and flooding.
NZ Transport Agency contractors will resume on-site work first thing Wednesday morning after working urgently throughout the day Tuesday to assess the safety of key South Island state highway routes, clear slips and safely re-open roads as soon as conditions allow.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that State Highway 1, the main route from Wellington to the Kapiti Coast, is now open to one lane both south and northbound with speed restrictions. Motorists should exercise caution and drive to the conditions, watching speeds and following distances.