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Overnight closures of SH1 to install signage for Transmission Gully

News from Waka Kotahi / NZTA
As work continues for Transmission Gully, there will be southbound overnight closures of State Highway 1 between Churton Park and Johnsonville for gantry installation and cable hauling.

The Churton Park offramp will be closed for cable hauling between 7pm and 5:30am starting on Monday 10 January till Tuesday 18 January. The Churton Park onramp travelling southbound will be closed between 7pm and 5:30am, Sunday 16 January to Thursday 20 January.

The southbound motorway lanes will be closed on Wednesday 19th, Thursday 20th, Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th January from 7pm to 5:30am each night to install a large gantry across the motorway.

The cantilever gantry is a steel overhead beam spanning the width of the southbound motorway lanes, which will hold large electronic signs.

Mark Owen, Waka Kotahi Operations and Maintenance Manager, says the work is helping prepare for the opening of Transmission Gully.

“We’re doing a huge amount of work to improve and provide people with the right information as they use it. This includes increasing the CCTV capability, improving signage, and extending southbound variable speed limits on State Highway 1 between Tawa and Johnsonville so that we are ready for the new motorway.

“It’ll allow us to keep a closer eye on how the network is flowing and ensure that we’re getting the right information to people, as soon as possible, to help them on their journeys.”

Southbound traffic will detour via the Churton Park offramp, Westchester Dr, Middleton Rd, Johnsonville Road, and return to SH1 via the Johnsonville southbound onramp.

The work is dependent on weather and may be postponed at short notice.

1 comment:

  1. Markflanagan, 8. January 2022, 20:16

    It’s great to see more progress


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