Moorhouse overbridge - new work from Monday, 2 March, eastbound lane out

SCIRT’s earthquake repair work on the Moorhouse Ave overbridge began mid-February and got off to a good start with drivers slowing in the slip lanes and business access unimpeded. 
From Monday, 2 March, the first significant change to traffic management will be put in place. One of the eastbound lanes will be taken out to allow for work on the bridge abutments and wingwalls. 
The overbridge has around 18,000 vehicles eastbound daily, so any change to the two eastbound lanes on the overbridge will create some delays, particularly in the evening peaks.  
Drivers should bear in mind that:

The slip lane down the side of the bridge, with traffic lights, will still be open to through traffic, so consider that option.

The eastbound lane closure will be in place for about three months, followed by the reversed scenario on the westbound side.

At any one time, the aim is to only close one lane on the overbridge.

Read the work notice [1] for more details and a map.  Or read the  [2]earlier story [2]on the Moorhouse overbridge project and the work programme. 

THANKS to everyone who is supporting their usual shops and businesses while SCIRT repairs the infrastructure we all rely upon.

Published: 26 February 2015