Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will close on-and-off-ramps overnight while critical work is done on State Highway 1 (SH1) to avoid a repeat of incidents where drivers have attempted to drive the wrong way up a motorway off-ramp.
Construction on Transmission Gully is inching closer to the finish line, but the contractor, Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP), and their sub-contractor, CPB HEB Joint Venture, still have more work to do before the road can open.
New Zealand’s newest state highway number will come into use on Tuesday December 7 2021, as preparations and improvements to the Wellington regional state highway network continue ahead of the opening of the Transmission Gully motorway.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is reminding motorists that State Highway 2 (SH2) over the Remutaka Hill will be closed for five nights from Sunday 7 November to Friday 12 November, 9pm to 4am each night, to allow crews to safely complete essential work.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to plan ahead for significant delays between Porirua and Tawa on Saturday 6 and Saturday 13 November, as Transmission Gully crews finish laying 1000 tonnes of asphalt along a 900m stretch of road connecting the southern end of the new motorway with the existing State Highway 1.