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Latest Road Closures For Motorway Related Works Update for Puhoi

Latest Road Closures For Motorway Related Works Update for Puhoi

This is the current road closure list for roadwork closures and works , with info supplied from NX2. Note that the signage boards etc. around the works may not reflect this list – as in an arrangement with NX2 they will open the road/implement stop/go when possible to allow locals to come and go when gaps in the works allow, letting us know at PuhoiNZ as frequently as possible, but they can’t keep the public signage up to date.

June 2nd-25th On-ramp works will require closure of the On-Ramp access northbound to SH1 and a stop/go system will be on operation on the south-bound ramp to allow controlled access in both directions from Hibiscus Highway (more info)

DateStatusStartEnd
Tuesday 26th MayPuhoi Road Closed9:00PM4:30AM
Wed, 27th May 2020Puhoi Road Closed9:00PM4:30AM
Tue, 2 June 2020Hibiscus Coast Highway Johnstones Road Onramp Works9:00PM5:00AM
Wed, 3 June 2020Hibiscus Coast Highway Johnstones Road Onramp Works9:00PM5:00AM
Thu, 4 June 2020Hibiscus Coast Highway Johnstones Road Onramp Works9:00PM5:00AM
Sun, 7 June 2020Hibiscus Coast Highway Johnstones Road Onramp Works9:00PM5:00AM
Mon, 8 June 2020Hibiscus Coast Highway Johnstones Road Onramp Works9:00PM5:00AM
Tue, 9 June 2020Hibiscus Coast Highway Johnstones Road Onramp Works9:00PM5:00AM
Sun, 14 June 2020Hibiscus Coast Highway Johnstones Road Onramp Works9:00PM5:00AM
Mon, 15 June 2020Hibiscus Coast Highway Johnstones Road Onramp Works9:00PM5:00AM
Tue, 16 June 2020Hibiscus Coast Highway Johnstones Road Onramp Works9:00PM5:00AM
Wed, 17 June 2020Hibiscus Coast Highway Johnstones Road Onramp Works9:00PM5:00AM
Thu, 18 June 2020Hibiscus Coast Highway Johnstones Road Onramp Works9:00PM5:00AM
Sun, 21 June 2020Hibiscus Coast Highway Johnstones Road Onramp Works9:00PM5:00AM
Mon, 22 June 2020Hibiscus Coast Highway Johnstones Road Onramp Works9:00PM5:00AM
Tue, 23 June 2020Hibiscus Coast Highway Johnstones Road Onramp Works9:00PM5:00AM
Wed, 24 June 2020Hibiscus Coast Highway Johnstones Road Onramp Works9:00PM5:00AM
Thu, 25 June 2020Hibiscus Coast Highway Johnstones Road Onramp Works9:00PM5:00AM

Consultation on Tolling and Speed Limits

Locals may want to add their feed back to the below – without wanting to bias your thoughts, maybe the Auckland Fuel Tax, the Targeted Transport Rate and the existing Toll charges we are liable for may influence your opinion on whether the new motorway should be tolled…

Dear Neighbour,

We’re sending you this email on behalf of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, as you have an interest in the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway.

Waka Kotahi is working hard to ensure safe, resilient and reliable travel between Pūhoi and Warkworth.

We wanted to let you know about two consultations we are about to begin. We are proposing a toll for the new Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway and to ensure the alternative free route is safe, we are formally consulting on proposed lower speed limits for the current State Highway 1.

We want to know what you think of the tolling and speed limit proposals, and if there is anything we have not considered, before decisions are made.

Tolling proposal

Every new state highway in New Zealand, along with significant upgrades to existing state highways, is assessed to see if they meet the criteria to be tolled. An assessment completed last year confirmed that the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway is suitable to be a toll road. The motorway is scheduled to open at the end of 2021, but this may be delayed by the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speed limit proposal

It’s also important that we’re ensuring the existing State Highway 1, the alternative free route, is safe. One of the best things we can do to prevent people from dying or being seriously injured on this road is reducing speed limits to make them safe and right for the road. That is why we have undertaken a review of the current speed limits on this road between L Phillips Road (near SheepWorld) and Pūhoi.

Have your say

As your feedback is important to shape what we do, we encourage you to take this opportunity to have your say.

You can provide feedback:

Feedback is open from 15 May to 15 June 2020

More information

Contact details:

Web www.nzta.govt.nz/auckland-speed-reviews or  www.nzta.govt.nz/puhoi-to-warkworth-tolling

Phone 0800 581 987

Kind regards,

the Stakeholder and Communications Team

M. 0508 7295 4636      E. info@nx2group.co.nz          W. www.nx2group.com

A.  45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth 0981     P. P.O. Box 690, Warkworth 0941

Puhoi to Warkworth Works Update

Dear Neighbour,

I hope this email finds you safe and well, we acknowledge that although we are not 100% back to normal yet, level 2 is just around the corner and hopefully things keep heading in a positive direction. 

Work is progressing well on the Okahu and Pūhoi viaducts and you can already see them taking shape. There is however more work to complete, there are a few separate scope of works happening over the next few months on or near Pūhoi Road. I’d like to update you on what works we have coming up. These works include:

  • Pūhoi Road night works/road closure – 24-26 May
  • Pūhoi Viaduct – girder and deck panel installation / concrete pours
  • Pūhoi Road – off-ramp earthworks and sealing
  • Pūhoi road (intersection) widening, earthworks and culvert installation
  • Southern connection works, by the tunnels – road layout changes

Most of this work will happen during the day and may not affect some of you at all, although there will be increased truck movement on SH1 and Pūhoi Road intersection.  For everyone’s safety some of the work is required to be done at night when traffic volumes are lower. Some work will require temporary night time road closures and others will require stop/go traffic management. I will advise you before each of these works are scheduled to start, with additional details. 

As there will be heavy vehicles and machinery operating in the area, we do ask that you please ensure you follow the construction and temporary traffic management signs. These measures have been put in place to protect the safety of the community and work crews.

We thank you for your understanding while we complete this important work.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Noho ora mai/Stay safe,

Roslyn Prictor

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

P. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636)  E. info@nx2group.com         W. nx2group.com

A. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth   P.  P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941

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Using public transport during Alert Level 3

A slightly aspirational post, but in the event that you are able actually access Public Transport – living, as you do, in our transport-bereft little corner of the region, Auckland Transport have issued details of how services will be operating:

Kia ora,

The Government has announced that New Zealand will be moving to Alert Level 3 on Tuesday 28 April. While some restrictions will be relaxed, many lockdown conditions remain in place. You should only travel or use public transport when your journey is absolutely essential.

While wearing of masks is not needed on public transport, we suggest that customers consider using them as an added precaution against the spread of COVID-19.

Under Alert Level 3, journeys on public transport will continue to be free, but you’ll still need to use a HOP card to tag on and off – this allows us to monitor demand and make adjustments to services if required. To make contact tracing easy if needed, we recommend you register your HOP card by visiting our website.

Trains and ferries will run to a reduced timetable. Buses will run to a near-normal timetable to provide enough capacity to allow two-metre physical distancing.

Plan ahead

If you do have to travel, visit our website and use the Journey Planner. For bus and train service updates in real-time, you can use the AT Mobile app.

The AT Mobile app now has a feature that indicates how many people are on a bus or train service at any given time. This lets you know if two-metre distancing is achievable before you board.

School buses

All Auckland Transport school buses will begin operating again from Wednesday 29 April. Buses will, however, have reduced capacity due to the need for physical distancing on board so we recommend that parents wait with their child(ren) at the bus stop until they can see if the bus has enough room on board for their child(ren).

Ouch?

Jackie Piper, our resident Puhoi physio and pilates taskmaster can help you with injuries etc:

If you injure yourself over the lockdown period and require physiotherapy there is help available.Coast Physio and HandsThere will be no face to face consultations during the COVID19 level 4 lock downWe can provide at no cost to you a Telehealth (Video) consultation (Face Time, Skype, Messenger etc) with our Physiotherapist or Hand Therapist and we can register your ACC claim online.

If you require advice / treatment please contact us by phone available 9 – 4pm Monday to Friday 09 426 6619, alternatively email us at silverdale@coastphysio.co.nzWe are doing all we can to help during these uncertain timesHe aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.The Team at Coast Physio + HandsSilverdaleOrewaWhangaparaoa

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