Expect delays at Te Atatu this weekend


The NZ Transport Agency says significant lane restrictions will have an impact on drivers using the Te Atatu interchange this weekend, from 10pm Friday 6 November to 5am Monday 9 November.

Preparatory work is needed ahead of strengthening of the Te Atatu Bridge in the coming weeks.

To do the work safely, motorway on and off-ramp closures are necessary as well as lane restrictions on Te Atatu Road Bridge.

These works will be carried out during the weekend when traffic volumes are lower causing the least disruption possible.

“Although traffic levels are generally lighter during the weekend, delays are still likely,” says the Transport Agency’s Acting Highway Manager Tim Crow.

“To help us complete the work as quickly as possible we are asking people to help us by staying off these roads, using alternative routes, or allowing plenty of time to get through the interchange. We would like to thank people for their continued patience and support.”

The lane closures will be from 10pm Fri 6 Nov to 5am Mon 9 Nov and are as follows:

Reduced traffic lanes over Te Atatu Bridge

  • The right turn from Te Atatu South to the citybound on-ramp will be closed
  • The citybound loop motorway on-ramp will be open
  • One lane only on the westbound motorway off-ramp towards Te Atatu Peninsula
  • The right turn from the citybound motorway off-ramp towards Te Atatu South will be closed
  • The right turn from Te Atatu Peninsula to the westbound on-ramp will be closed
  • The northwestern cycleway and motorway will remain open.

This work is part of the Te Atatu Interchange Upgrade Project, one of six projects either completed or under construction to link the Northwestern and Southwestern (SH20) motorways and providing a motorway alternative to SH1 known as the Western Ring Route. The project is widening the five existing motorway on-ramps and exits at Te Atatu and improving access for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. It is also widening the Northwestern motorway between the Te Atatu interchange and Henderson Creek and is due to be completed early 2016.

For more information on the Te Atatu Interchange Upgrade Project, visit:-
Project: www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/sh16-te-atatu-road-interchange/(external link)
Highway information: www.highwayinfo.govt.nz(external link) and freephone 0800 444 449
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Auckland roads and public transport: www.at.govt.nz(external link)