North Shore Times : January 27th 2011
10 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 27, 2011 NEWS R V r P rk F B um S r C H V r S r W S M ry B y A r N w Z V r P rk B um S r F h w S r O r mp O r mp Cl Cl r F h w S r 3342964AI Works to affect on-ramps By JODEAL CADACIO Tommy Parker North Shore motorists are being warned of temporary changes to motorway access and exit points over the Auckland Anniversary weekend. The New Zealand Transport Agency says major works at the Victoria Park Tunnel and Newmarket Viaduct projects planned during this period require these changes. The Fanshawe St on-ramp to the harbour bridge will be closed from midnight tomorrow until 5am on Tuesday. The on-ramp's height is being raised as part of a complex plan to connect the new tunnel into the motorway network. Drivers heading north out of the Auckland CBD should use either the Curran St or Welling- ton St on-ramps. The Fanshawe off-ramp will remain open throughout the weekend. Work on the Newmarket Viaduct replacement will affect motorists heading to Auckland International Airport as part of the old viaduct over Gillies Ave is demolished. Although the Gillies Ave on and off-ramps will remain open, there will be no right turn under the bridge from the southbound off-ramp from mid- night tomorrow until 5am on Tuesday. Transport agency state highways manager Tommy Parker says the works have been scheduled over the week- end to limit their impact on the city. By taking advantage of three consecutive days of lighter traffic volumes, we are able to complete two major packages of work that are critical to the progress of the projects,'' he says. He says detours and route advice will be clearly marked in the CBD and motorway. People planning to join such events as the Auckland Sea- food, St Jerome's Laneway and the International Buskers Festivals are encouraged to use public transport.
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