Big changes affecting all drivers using Wellesley Street East in central Auckland are planned from next Monday (24 March) for necessary work linked to the NZ Transport Agency’s Grafton Gully cycleway project.
There will be staggered lane closures for almost a month along the section of Wellesley Street East between the Symonds Street overbridge and the Grafton Road intersection. The closures – which start on Monday and continue until Thursday 17 April - will allow the Transport Agency to start construction of the cycleway tunnel under the road near AUT and Auckland University.
The restricted access will mean some congestion, which will delay people,” says the Transport Agency's Highway Manager, Tommy Parker. We will do everything to minimise those delays but people should allow more time to get where they are going, and be patient.
The partial closures will allow the contractors to complete enabling works for the cycle underpass.
During the Easter break in late April, there will be a full closure of Wellesley Street East and the SH1/ SH16 off-ramps.
The Grafton Gully cycleway is a 1.9 kilometre-long extension of the Northwestern Cycleway and is due to be completed later this year.
Other improvements to the Northwestern Cycleway are also underway on the Western Ring Route Projects along Northwestern Motorway (SH16) at the causeway, and the Lincoln Road and Te Atatu Road interchanges. Cycleway improvements are also part of the upgrade of the St Lukes interchange due to start shortly.
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