The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that the Northern Gateway Toll Road (SH1 between the Silverdale interchange and Puhoi) will be closed in both directions next week for important maintenance work.
The closure will affect the Johnstone Hill Tunnels and toll road. Northbound on Sunday, 1 October 2017 and southbound on Monday, 2 October 2017.
The maintenance work will be carried out between the hours of 9.00pm and 5.00am, when there are lower traffic volumes minimise disruption to road users.
Motorists are asked to follow the sign posted detour routes by using the Hibiscus Coast Highway between Puhoi and the Silverdale interchange. This will add approximately 15minutes to journeys.
A planned closure earlier this month was postponed due to poor weather and this Sunday’s work remains weather dependent.
This work is an important part of the maintenance programme to ensure the Johnstones Hill Tunnels and the motorway is kept in a safe and resilient condition for all road users.
The Transport Agency apologises for any inconvenience and thanks motorists for their patience during the works.
For updates and information about this work, or any other motorway issues please call Auckland Motorways on 0800 44 4449.