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Southern Corridor improvements - upcoming road works

Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Welcome to the traffic notice for the week of 25 - 31 August for the Southern Corridor Improvements Project.

Find attached at the bottom of this page the PDF version of the latest NZTA newsletter on the subject.
 
Traffic notices provide a brief overview of likely traffic disruptions for the following week. Full closures are also advertised in the Weekend Herald. Traffic notices are complemented by monthly construction updates and quarterly newsletters. 
 
TRAFFIC NEXT WEEK
 
Northbound 
Sunday 27 August to Monday 28 August: Night closure of the full motorway northbound from the Papakura Interchange to the Takanini Interchange. This includes closure of the northbound on-ramps at Papakura. 
 
Southbound
Sunday 27 August to Thursday 31 August: Night closure of the full motorway southbound from the Manakau Interchange to the Takanini Interchange. This includes closure of the Redoubt Road on-ramp, Lambie Drive eastbound on-ramp and SH20 / SH1 link. 
 
Night work on the motorway this week involves pouring concrete to form the footpaths on Orams Road Bridge. Crews will then continue through the week removing the formwork mould from the deck and footpaths. At the Pahurehure Inlet, asphalt work in the median continues.
 
 
UPCOMING WORKS (dates may be subject to change)
 
Sunday 3 September to Thursday 7 September: Night closure of the full motorway southbound from the Manakau Interchange to the Takanini Interchange. This includes closure of the Redoubt Road on-ramp, Lambie Drive eastbound on-ramp and SH20 - SH1 link. 

Tuesday 5 September to Thursday 7 September: Night closure of two lanes northbound from the Takanini Interchange to Hill Road.   
 
ALREADY IN PLACE
 
Narrowed lanes and 80 km/h speed limit northbound on the motorway between the Papakura Interchange and Hill Road. 

Narrowed lanes and 80 km/h speed limit southbound on the motorway between Orams Road and the Papakura Interchange. 

Full closure of Orams Road Bridge to all traffic and pedestrians. 

Narrowed lanes and 50 km/h speed limit both directions on Great South Road at Takanini Interchange, between the northbound off-ramp and the southbound on-ramp.
 
To construct an additional fourth southbound lane from SH20 to Hill Road, the eastern span of Orams Road Bridge will be lengthened. Orams Road Bridge will be temporarily closed to all pedestrians and traffic while this work takes place from April 22 to October 2017.

Work during the night will allow our crews to operate equipment safely while adjacent to the existing traffic lanes. Work in the shoulder and median work zones will continue during the daytime, but this will not affect traffic movements.
 
Night closures are typically from 10pm at night to 5am in the morning. Detours will be in place to take motorists along local roads, leading back to the next motorway interchange. All detours will be clearly signposted, and maps of the typical routes can be found on the NZTA website here.  Please allow extra time for your journey at night.
 
With the lanes narrowed, there is less time to react to other vehicles and it is important that motorists keep to the posted 50-80 km/h speed limit past our work areas. There will be ongoing truck and project vehicle movements accessing the shoulder and median work sites. Keeping both motorists and our team members safe as possible is imperative and NZTA need everyone's help to do this.
 
NZTA will be doing their best to minimise effects of these works on the public as much as they can.
 
We thank you for your patience as we work to improve journey reliability and safety along the Southern Corridor.
 
 
If you have any questions or queries, please contact 0508 NZTA SCI (0508 698 2724) or email southerncorridor@nzta.govt.nz.

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