Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is closing northbound lanes on a section of State Highway 1 (SH1) in the central motorway junction this Easter to replace a damaged section of bridge joint.
All northbound lanes will be closed at night between the Wellesley Street off-ramp (exit 429) and the State Highway 16 link on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 April.
During the day on Friday 15 April, the left northbound lane will remain open, allowing access north on SH1 and to the Nelson Street off-ramp.
Victoria Park Tunnel will remain open throughout the closure.
Signposted detours will be in place, via Wellesley Street to State Highway 16 westbound, SH1 northbound and the CBD.
Motorists are advised to take the western ring route to avoid congestion, which is expected to be significant during peak traffic times.
The damaged joint does not pose an immediate safety risk but it is showing signs of distress. Replacing the joint in a continuous closure is safer and less disruptive to road users than carrying out further temporary repairs.
Details of the closure are as follows:
SH1 will be closed northbound from exit 429 to the State Highway 16 on-ramp. Signposted detours will be in place via Wellesley Street to State Highway 16 westbound, SH1 northbound and the CBD.
During the day:
The closure may need to be extended to 7am on Sunday 17 April and may be delayed by bad weather.
Thank you for your support and patience during this time.
For more information please contact:
Auckland System Management
T: 0800 444 449