Takanini Interchange update
March will focus on completing the additional southbound lane from the Hill Road off-ramp to the Takanini off-ramp, and between the Takanini on-ramp and 300m north of the Pahurehure Inlet. This will see work continuing in the median and shoulders between Hill Road and the Papakura Interchange in the coming month. From Monday 6 March, lane one (the slow lane) was separated from lane two to create a safe work area (please see the picture above). This will allow the construction team to continue widening the motorway. Around mid-March, they will install temporary traffic management to extend their safe work zone from the Pahurehure Inlet to the Papakura Interchange. This will include narrowed lanes and a 80kph reduced speed limit on the northbound side. Work will also continue on widening the motorway bridges over the Papakura Stream and the KiwiRail Lines.