Drivers in the Wellington region can expect a new southbound variable speed limit (VSL) on the main highway into Wellington, which will help improve safety for motorists in the event of a crash, congestion or challenging weather conditions.
The long wait is nearly over for Wellingtonians, with Transmission Gully set to open to traffic within 24 hours following this morning’s ribbon cutting ceremony at the northern end of the newest portion of SH1.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is continuing work to make State Highway 58 safer for everyone who uses it. Planning work has begun for the final stage of improvements, including new roundabouts at two key intersections, while construction continues on the current stage.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says the completion of a huge amount of work on the Transmission Gully motorway over summer has brought the road to a stage where Waka Kotahi is confident that it is safe for public use, and it has instructed the contractor to open the road to traffic before the end of this month.
CPB HEB, the company subcontracted to build Transmission Gully, has now had 67 of the 81 remaining safety and quality assurance tests required before the road can open accepted as meeting the required standards.