Wellington Scoop

Two southbound lanes in Ngauranga Gorge reopened; but morning congestion

Contractors this morning reopened two of the southbound lanes in the Ngauranga Gorge, after making final safety assessments.

All three southbound lanes were closed yesterday because of a slip.

But in spite of the two lanes being reopened, by 7am there were reports of congestion, with southbound traffic backed up to Tawa. Best advice seemed to be: take public transport, or stay at home. The congestion had cleared by about 9.45.

The Transport Agency said it would place a concrete barrier around the lane closest to the slip site and a 50km/h speed limit will be in place in the area for at least the next few days, which, said the NZTA, would cause traffic delays for Wellington-bound traffic.

Southbound cycle lanes and the pathway remain closed from the Newlands Interchange to the bottom of Ngauranga Gorge. Those wishing to cycle or walk will have to do so by crossing the Newlands overbridge and make their way down on the opposite side of the Gorge.

1 comment:

  1. MetLink, 12. July 2017, 7:17

    Great job and thanks to everyone who worked through a horrible night to get us moving again. [via twitter]