Protestors causing traffic delays - State Highway 1, Kilbirnie


State Highway 1 in Kilbirnie is now fully open after protestors blocked a lane of the highway earlier this morning.

9:02am update

The incident was reported shortly before eight am this morning and the route was closed to city-bound traffic until just before nine am.

Drivers can expect some delays while queued traffic clears

8:19am update

Commuters heading from Miramar and Kilbirnie into Wellington city can expect delays this morning.

Because of protest action, the road is closed to city-bound traffic, near the intersection of State Highway 1 and Hamilton Road.

Traffic management is in place and police are at the scene.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area and consider an alternate route.