Waka Kotahi is reporting a noticeable reduction in congestion and improved journeys across the wider Wellington transport network after the first full day of operation for Transmission Gully, Te Aranui o Te Rangihaeata.
The long wait is nearly over for Wellingtonians, with Transmission Gully set to open to traffic within 24 hours following this morning’s ribbon cutting ceremony at the northern end of the newest portion of SH1.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says the completion of a huge amount of work on the Transmission Gully motorway over summer has brought the road to a stage where Waka Kotahi is confident that it is safe for public use, and it has instructed the contractor to open the road to traffic before the end of this month.
CPB HEB, the company subcontracted to build Transmission Gully, has now had 67 of the 81 remaining safety and quality assurance tests required before the road can open accepted as meeting the required standards.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says the builder of Transmission Gully CPB HEB is continuing to make good progress fixing construction defects and pavement issues required for the Transmission Gully motorway to open.