Rescheduled Closure: SH1 Northbound Off-ramp At Papakura
Posted: 23-Feb-2024 |

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising motorists that the planned 4 week closure of State Highway 1 (SH1) Papakura northbound off-ramp will take place from 9pm next Wednesday 28 February. 

NZTA has worked with Auckland Transport to ensure that likely impacts on the local network are well managed.

Three signposted detour routes will be available via Drury, Takanini and SH1 (please see map attached).

Motorists can expect some morning and afternoon peak hour delays while drivers adapt to the off-ramp closure and detours.

Stephen Collett, NZTA Regional Manager Transport Services says that the off-ramp closure is essential to allow crews to rebuild the Papakura northbound off-ramp.

“Testing has shown the ramp needs underlying pavement strengthening, followed by tying into the motorway widening works underway. 

“While this off-ramp closure will no doubt impact travel, this is an important part of the interchange improvements which will improve safety and resilience.

“I’d like to thank motorists in advance for their patience and understanding as we complete these important works” says Mr Collett.

This work is part of the first stage of work on the SH1 Papakura to Drury project, part of the Government’s $8.7 billion investment through the New Zealand Upgrade Programme to get our cities moving, save lives and boost productivity.

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