Lincoln Rd Update
NZTA opens part of the new Selwood Road Bridge to traffic at the Lincoln Road interchange on the Northwestern Motorway next Monday.
Two lanes will open to traffic marking completion of the first half of the bridge as part of the Lincoln Road improvements. Motorists will notice the lanes are in their usual layout as construction continues.
After opening, crews will demolish piece by piece the existing 45 year old bridge beside it. During this time the SH16 eastbound motorway lanes will be closed between the Brigham Creek Road roundabout and Lincoln Road off-ramp. This will take place from midnight Friday January 6 until midday Sunday January 8.
The next stage of work will be to build the other half of the new bridge. It will be finishedd in 2013, with seven lanes for traffic and a shared path for walkers and cyclists.
The $100M Lincoln Road improvements are part of a suite of projects in the Western Ring Route.
In the event of wet weather, the bridge will open to traffic on the next fine night next week.