Archive for: Victoria Park tunnel

Wellington St on ramp to re-open

Wellington St on ramp to re-open

Good to see pressure from commuters and residents has forced a re-think on the closure of the Wellington Street on-ramp. The NZ Transport Agency  will re-open the...

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Victoria Park Flyover Southbound Changes: Video

Victoria Park Flyover Southbound Changes: Video

January 9 is the date the drive south on SH1 from the North Shore will change for good when the NZTA opens the flyover across Victoria Park in a new southbound-only...

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Wellington St On-Ramp Change Of Mind

Wellington St On-Ramp Change Of Mind

The NZTA has deferred a decision on re-opening the Wellington Street on-ramp until after the Victoria Park Tunnel Project is completed next year. The on-ramp feeds...

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NZTA Plea: Don’t Hold Up Vic Tunnel Traffic

NZTA Plea: Don’t Hold Up Vic Tunnel Traffic

NZTA insists there’ll be a “settling in period” with the new Victoria Park tunnel. Motorists have been complaining about delays last night. The Victoria Park...

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Victoria Park Tunnel Flows Smoothly

Victoria Park Tunnel Flows Smoothly

By 9 this morning, 10,000 vehicles had used the new Victoria Park tunnel which opened just before 5am. NZTA says traffic is flowing smoothly through the tunnel. Major...

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Motorway Congestion: Work on Track

Motorway Congestion: Work on Track

The possibility of more showers tonight and tomorrow is not expected to interfere with progress, on connecting the Victoria Park tunnel to the Auckland motorway...

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Weekend of Traffic Congestion Ahead

Weekend of Traffic Congestion Ahead

NZTA predicts there’ll be severe traffic congestion this weekend as it gets ready to open 2 of the Victoria Park Tunnel’s 3 lanes on Monday. It says find an...

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Motorway Closures Ahead, Big Projects Start

Motorway Closures Ahead, Big Projects Start

It’s going to be another busy summer for NZTA motorway projects with considerable disruption during the next few months. Several new projects get underway –...

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Murder Weapon Found During Vic Tunnel Build

Murder Weapon Found During Vic Tunnel Build

A dual trigger pistol was among the things discovered while the excavation for the Victoria Park tunnel was taking place. One assumes it was a murder weapon thrown...

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Victoria Park Tunnel Opens

Victoria Park Tunnel Opens

Auckland’s $340 million Victoria Park Tunnel was officially opened this morning three months ahead of schedule by Prime Minister John Key- and 17,000 people then...

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PM Opens Vic Tunnel Saturday

PM Opens Vic Tunnel Saturday

The prime minister officially opens Victoria Park tunnel in a ribbon cutting ceremony early next Saturday morning, during the first week of the official election...

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Victoria Park Tunnel Opening Details

Victoria Park Tunnel Opening Details

NZTA will open two of the Victoria Park Tunnel’s three lanes to traffic on Monday, November 7, at the end of a week of intensive work to divert northbound motorway...

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One Bird That Flew Before RWC

One Bird That Flew Before RWC

I’ve lost count of the number of times I have written over the last few years about a project that will be “ready in time for the Rugby World Cup 2011.” We...

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Jacob’s Ladder Is Back

Jacob’s Ladder Is Back

Auckland’s historic Jacobs Ladder staircase in St Marys Bay will reopen next Wednesday after being closed since March 2010 for work associated with the  Victoria...

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New Plaza On Its Way

New Plaza On Its Way

Work has begun on completing the Plaza in front of the Rob Roy Tavern, which got shifted as part of the Victoria Park Tunnel Project work. The new Plaza, with a...

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Fanshawe St Changes

Fanshawe St Changes

The busy Fanshawe Street motorway on ramp changes lanes from Monday. This is hailed as another milestone for the Victoria Park Tunnel project. From Monday morning,...

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Wellington On Ramp Closes Sunday

Wellington On Ramp Closes Sunday

A reminder that the Wellington St on ramp closes Sunday night for seven months. The existing on ramp will be demolished and a new one built. The Victoria Park tunnel...

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Wellington St Closed For 7 Months

Wellington St Closed For 7 Months

The CBD’s Wellington Street onramp is to close for 7 months from May 1 for work related to the Victoria Park tunnel. But the NZTA is confident Auckland motorists...

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Rob Roy Home And Away

Rob Roy Home And Away

The Rob Roy Hotel –originally the Birdcage- has been returned safely to its original site opposite Victoria Park west of the city’s CBD. The heritage brick...

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Rob Roy Birdcage Now Halfway Home

Rob Roy Birdcage Now Halfway Home

The old Birdcage, or Rob Roy Tavern has been shifted 24 metres on its slow journey home. The 125-year old Freemans Bay building will end up sitting on the Victoria...

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Rob Roy Being Moved Back

Rob Roy Being Moved Back

Photos- Halfway there Workers are preparing to start the two-day mission to move the Rob Roy (Birdcage) Tavern back to exactly where it stood 125 years ago. Only...

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Rob Roy Gets Moved Back

Rob Roy Gets Moved Back

The historic Rob Roy Hotel, which had to be moved as part of the Victoria Park Tunnel project, will be moved back on Tuesday and Wednesday to the exact spot it...

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Vic Tunnel Open In November

Vic Tunnel Open In November

Drivers can start using the Auckland’s Victoria Park Tunnel in central Auckland this November. That’s months earlier than planned as the NZ Transport Agency’s...

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Motorway Link Closures This Weekend

Motorway Link Closures This Weekend

This weekend, there will be closures affecting the Fanshawe Street on-ramp – which provides access to the Northern Motorway (State Highway 1) and the Auckland...

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Auck Weekend Disruption

Auck Weekend Disruption

NZTA plans big work on its two major State Highway 1 upgrades – the Victoria Park Tunnel and the Newmarket Connection: Viaduct Replacement projects over Auckland...

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