Bus and Coach Association Notifications



Traffic Notice 14 - 20 April: Southern Corridor Improvements

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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Welcome to the traffic notice for the week of 14 - 20 April for the

Southern Corridor Improvements Project

 

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.

 

 

ALREADY IN PLACE

  • Narrowed lanes and 80 km/h speed limit northbound between the Papakura Interchange and Hill Road.
  • Narrowed lanes and 80 km/h speed limit southbound between Orams Road and the Papakura Interchange.

 

CLOSURES NEXT WEEK

Northbound

  • Tuesday 18 April - Thursday 20 April  - Night closure of the full northbound motorway from the Takanini Interchange to Hill Road. This includes closure of the  northbound on-ramp at Takanini (Great South Road).

Southbound

  • Tuesday 18 April - Thursday 20 April - Night closure of the full southbound motorway from the Manakau Interchange to the Takanini Interchange. This includes closure of the Redoubt Road on-ramp, Lambie Drive eastbound on-ramp, and SH20-1 Link.
  • Tuesday 18 April - Thursday 20 April - Night closure of one lane southbound motorway from the Takanini Interchange to the Papakura Interchange.

Local Roads

  • Thursday 20 April - Night closure of one lane westbound on Great South Road under the Takanini Interchange.

UPCOMING WORKS (dates may be subject to change)

  • Saturday 22 April - Full closure of Orams Road Bridge until October 2017.
  • Sunday 23 April - Thursday 27 April (excluding Anzac 25 April) - Night closure of the full southbound motorway from the Manakau Interchange to the Takanini Interchange. This includes closure of the Redoubt Road on-ramp, Lambie Drive eastbound on-ramp, and SH20-1 Link.
  • Sunday 23 April and Wednesday 26 April - Night closure of the northbound off-ramp at Takanini.
  • Wednesday 26 April - Night closure on the full northbound motorway from the Papakura Interchange to the Takanini Interchange. This includes closure of the northbound Papakura on-ramps.
  • Thursday 27 April - Night closure of the southbound off-ramp at Takanini Interchange.

 

Night work on the motorway next week involves preparation to open the additional third southbound lane from Hill Road to Takanini Interchange, the new southbound Takanini off-ramp and third lane from the Takanini Interchange to Pahurehure Inlet. This involves shifting barriers and line marking. Crews will also be working on the motorway at night sheet piling, asphalting and undertaking general road maintenance. If it rains or ground conditions are too wet, work will be postponed until the next available dry night.

To construct an additional fourth southbound lane from SH20 to Hill Road, the eastern beam of Orams Road Bridge will be widened. Orams Road bridge will be temporarily closed to all pedestrians and traffic while this work takes place from April 22 to October 2017. More information can be found on our website: www.nzta.govt.nz/auckland-southern-corridor. If you have further questions don't hesitate to contact us.

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 next week, but this will not affect traffic movements.

Night closures are typically from 9pm 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 our website at http://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/southern-corridor-improvements/traffic-notices/.  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 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 we need everyone's help to do this.

As always, we will be doing our best to minimise effects of these works on motorists as much as we can.

We thank you for your patience as we work to improve journey reliability and safety along the Southern Corridor.

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