SH 1 traffic switch ahead


SH1 traffic is to be switched on to new lanes running under the East West Link Bridge in July or earlier.

This will affect access to Cherry Lane, Bollard Road and the section of Cambridge Road in between.

Construction project staff will be at the Tamahere Community Centre from 4pm-7pm on Wednesday, June 19 to demonstrate how the new road layout will work, and answer questions.

When the traffic switch occurs, residents in Cherry Lane, Bollard Road and the section of Cambridge Road in between will use a new sealed intersection opposite Bollard Road to get on and off the new highway lanes.

The new intersection at Bollard Rd, giving access also to Cherry Lane and part of Cambridge Rd.

Following the traffic switch, there will be no access on to the new lanes from Cherry Lane. Cherry Lane residents will travel down Cambridge Road to access the highway via the new intersection opposite Bollard Road. This will remain in place until the Waikato Expressway’s Hamilton Section opens to traffic.

The earliest date traffic is expected to switch on to the new lanes is Friday June 28, but it is more likely to be early July because weather may affect works.

Some key points about the new intersection:
• It will be well lit with two solar-powered lights
• The speed limit on SH1 at the intersection will be 50km/hr
• Signs will include directions to Tamahere Eventide village
• Right turns to the city are provided for.

If you have questions but can’t attend the info evening, email or phone the construction team:; Ph: 0800 322 044.

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