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.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says no further progress has been made since the previous weekly report in completing the required safety and quality assurance tests needed for Transmission Gully to open to traffic.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is continuing to work with the Transmission Gully contractor Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP) and their subcontractors, CPB HEB Joint Venture and Ventia, to support getting the new motorway open to the public as quickly as possible.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s latest update on Transmission Gully shows that the contractor, Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP), and their sub-contractor, CPB HEB Joint Venture, still have a lot of work to do before the road can open.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is continuing to monitor progress on Transmission Gully as the contractor, Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP), and their sub-contractor, CPB HEB Joint Venture, work to complete construction of the motorway and meet the required safety, quality and environmental tests.
Construction on Transmission Gully is inching closer to the finish line, but the contractor, Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP), and their sub-contractor, CPB HEB Joint Venture, still have more work to do before the road can open.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to plan ahead for significant delays between Porirua and Tawa on Saturday 6 and Saturday 13 November, as Transmission Gully crews finish laying 1000 tonnes of asphalt along a 900m stretch of road connecting the southern end of the new motorway with the existing State Highway 1.
Motorists travelling overnight on State Highway 1 (SH1) between Tawa and Porirua will need to take a detour route for up to three nights next week, while a signage gantry is installed across the width of SH1 for the new Transmission Gully motorway.