Deck Segments Being Installed For New Mangere Bridge


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From tomorrow, there will be nightly closures of Onehunga Harbour Road, for installation of deck segments for the new Mangere Bridge.

Onehunga Harbour Road will be closed between 11pm and 5am on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for most of the next six weeks.

Detours will be in place for traffic that uses the road to get to and from the northbound lanes of the Southwestern Motorway (SH20).
The pre-cast deck segments being installed over the road will form the connection between the new bridge itself and the motorway. The work is being done at night, with the road below closed to traffic, for safety reasons. Special arrangements are being made to ensure access is maintained to and from the western end of Onehunga Harbour Road, including the Onehunga Port.
The road will not be closed on nights it is needed as a detour for other closures for works associated with the Manukau Harbour Crossing project.

The first instance of this will be on Wednesday when the northbound motorway lanes are closed overnight while a 35-metre pylon is erected for the new Beachcroft Avenue footbridge.
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Among other roading works affecting motorists this week:
At Brigham Creek Road in Hobsonville, various changes when a brand new road and three new roundabouts are opened to traffic. This is the next step in the NZ Transport Agency’s SH18 Hobsonville Deviation and SH16 Brigham Creek Extension project as part of the Western Ring Route.

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From Wednesday until Friday 19 March, the section of Brigham Creek Road between Kauri Road and Hobsonville Road will operate as a one-way road for motorists heading from Hobsonville Road to Kumeu.

This will enable the team to construct a new roundabout system and shift traffic onto a new road layout. The temporary detour for motorists travelling from Kumeu to Hobsonville Road is via Trig Road.
The work is part of the Brigham Creek Interchange with SH18 which when completed will form the connection between Kumeu and the North Shore via Brigham Creek Road. The six kilometre, four-lane Hobsonville motorway is the last section of the new SH18 to be completed and will connect to the Upper Harbour Bridges and Greenhithe motorway at the eastern end and the Northwestern Motorway at the western end.

The $220M project also includes a three kilometre extension of SH16 to a new roundabout at Brigham Creek Road. The project will provide a better connection between Waitakere and North Shore cities and Rodney District and complete the key northern link of the Western Ring Route. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2012.


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Trig Road opened

At various locations on SH1 between the Drury interchange and the SH2 interchange, resurfacing work resumes tomorrow. The work will be carried out at night between 8.00pm and 6.00am, when traffic volumes are light and there is the least disruption for road users.
Work is being carried out in two phases over the summer season. Phase 1 was completed at the end of 2009 and Phase 2 (starting Tuesday 2 February) is expected to take around 8 weeks. During this time, there will be closures to both northbound and southbound lanes and on/off ramp closures. All work is weather dependant.





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