Traffic Notice 31 March – 6 April

ALREADY IN PLACE

· Narrowed lanes and 80 km/h speed limit northbound between the Papakura Interchange and Hill Road.

· Narrowed lanes and 80 km/h speed limit southbound between Orams Road and the Papakura Interchange.

CLOSURES THIS WEEK

Northbound

· Sunday 2 April – Tuesday 4 April – Night closure of the full motorway northbound from the Papakura Interchange through to the Takanini Interchange. This includes closure of the northbound Papakura on-ramps.

· Wednesday 5 April – Thursday 6 April – Night closure of one lane northbound from the Papakura Interchange to the Takanini Interchange.

· Wednesday 5 April – Night closure of the northbound on-ramp at Takanini Interchange.

Southbound

· 9:00pm Saturday 1 April to 8:00am Sunday 2 April – Night closure of the southbound motorway from Manukau Interchange through to the Takanini Interchange. This includes closure of the Redoubt Road on-ramp, Lambie Drive eastbound on-ramp, SH20-1 Link, Cavendish Drive eastbound on-ramp, and eastbound Puhinui on-ramp link to SH20. Refer attached detour map.

· Sunday 2 April – Thursday 6 April – Night closure of the full motorway southbound from the Manakau Interchange through to the Takanini Interchange. This includes closure of the Redoubt Road on-ramp, Lambie Drive eastbound on-ramp, and SH20-1 Link.

Great South Road

· Wednesday 5 April – Thursday 6 April – Night closure of two lanes westbound on Great South Road under the Takanini Interchange.

UPCOMING WORKS(dates may be subject to change)

· Sunday 9 April – Night closure of one lane northbound from the Papakura Interchange through to the Takanini Interchange.

· Sunday 9 April – Night closure of one lane westbound on Great South Road under the Takanini Interchange.

· Sunday 9 April – Wednesday 12 April – Night closure of the full motorway southbound from the Manakau Interchange through to the Takanini Interchange. This includes closure of the Redoubt Road on-ramp, Lambie Drive eastbound on-ramp, and SH20-1 Link.

· Tuesday 11 April – Wednesday 12 April – Night closure of the full motorway northbound from the Takanini Interchange to Hill Road. This includes closure of the northbound on-ramp at Takanini (Great South Road).

Night work on the motorway next week involves vegetation clearance around Takanini Interchange, and pavement works on the new southbound off-ramp to Great South Road and in the median under Alfriston Road Bridge. We will begin earthworks in the median between the Pahurehure Inlet Bridges. Along Great South Road we are installing new safe work zones underneath the motorway to allow our crew to construct the new bridges which will widen the motorway over Great South Road. If it rains or ground conditions are too wet, work will be postponed until the next available dry night.

There is an extended night closure of the full motorway southbound from Manakau to the Takanini Interchange on Saturday night. We will complete work to “stitch” the new and old Papakura Stream Bridges together by pouring concrete between the two bridge decks. The extended closure is required for the bridge to gain sufficient strength, as vibrations from passing cars can impact on the curing process. Attached is a graphic of the recommended detour route.

Work during the night will allow our crews to operate equipment safely while adjacent to the existing traffic lanes. Work in the shoulder and median work zones will continue during the daytime next week, but this will not affect traffic movements.

Night closures are typically from 9pm at night to 5am in the morning. Detours will be in place to take motorists along local roads, leading back to the next motorway interchange. All detours will be clearly signposted, and maps of the typical routes can be found on our website at http://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/southern-corridor-improvements/traffic-notices/. Please allow extra time for your journey at night.

With the lanes narrowed, there is less time to react to other vehicles and it is important that motorists keep to the 80 km/h speed limit past our work areas. There will be ongoing truck and project vehicle movements accessing the shoulder and median work sites. Keeping both motorists and our team members safe as possible is imperative and we need everyone’s help to do this.

As always, we will be doing our best to minimise effects of these works on motorists as much as we can.

We thank you for your patience as we work to improve journey reliability and safety along the Southern Corridor.

You can read more background information and find out more about the project through our website, www.nzta.govt.nz/auckland-southern-corridor.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact our team on free phone 0508 NZTA SCI (0508 698 2724) or email us at southerncorridor. Also feel free to visit us at the Project Office located at 8 Great South Road, Takanini.