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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Motorway Construction Postponed for COVID19 Alert Period

Dear Neighbour,

As you know the Prime Minister announced yesterday that the COVID-19 alert level has been raised to Level Three and will become Level Four from 23:59 hours on Wednesday 25 March 2020.

This means we need to stop non-essential services for a period of four weeks. From today crews across the country will be working to close down Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency construction sites, including the Pūhoi to Warkworth construction site.

Our priority at this time is to ensure that while we close down the site, it remains a safe place for you to travel near or alongside. We will keep safe traffic management in place, as well as appropriate environmental controls.

The project shut down includes a cessation in the projects ability to meet face to face with residents and the wider project community for the time being. The projects 0508 number and info email address will continue to operate throughout this period.

For any project related stakeholder and community queries please feel free to contact the team on 0508 7295 4636 or info@nx2group.com.

Thank you for your understanding and respect for others welfare as we navigate these unprecedented challenges.

Ngā mihi 

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

Change to Road Closures in 1st Week of March

Click for Summary of upcoming closures

Dear Neighbour,

I writing to update you about night time road closure at Pūhoi.  I would like to keep you regularly updated with what we are doing and when. If you receive this email you are on my regular update list, if you don’t wish to be updated please let me know and I will remove you from my list. 

I have been in discussions with the structures team and have been able to modify the hours of road closure for the first week.

This information will not be advertised to the general public, except Pūhoi residents and others that may be affected, the SH1 signs will not change

The first week of road closures from Sunday 1 March to Thursday 5 March will now be:

Sunday – Open

Monday – Closed – 9pm – 4.30am

Tuesday –  Stop/Go only

Wednesday – Stop/Go only

Thursday – Stop/Go only

Friday & Saturday – Open

The remaining two weeks (8-19 March) the road will remain closed from Sunday to Thursday’s – 9pm-4.30am.

If there are any other changes I will let you know on a day by day basis. 

We will be at the Pūhoi community Market on Sunday if you wish to come and visit us. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

Ngā mihi 

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

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

Puhoi Road Closures

Dear Neighbour,

I writing to let  you know that there has been an update on the timings for the night-time Pūhoi Road closure.  The VMS message board on SH1 should now echo this.

The new dates have been changed to include Sunday nights and the road closure now starts at 9pm. 

I will continue to give regular update to those most affected. 

I will drop of the hard copy notification to all P.O Boxes at Pūhoi tomorrow. 

Schedule of road closures and stop/go traffic management.

Mon 24 Feb to Thur 27 Feb 2020 Stop/Go traffic management – 8.00pm – 4.30am
Sun 01 Mar to Thur 05 Mar 2020 Road Closed – 9.00pm – 4.30am
Sun 08 Mar to Thur 12 Mar 2020 Road Closed – 9.00pm – 4.30am
Sun 15 Mar to Thur 19 Mar 2020 Road Closed – 9.00pm – 4.30am

If you travel regularly during these times, we would appreciate if you could let us know in advance, so we can keep you updated. 

For those that live close to these works, I will be in contact with you shortly. 

We acknowledge the inconvenience of these works to motorists and Pūhoi residents and thank you for your understanding while we complete this important work.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our communications team via email: info@nx2group.com or our 24/7 freephone: 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636) if you have any questions.

Motorway Work: Take Care on Thursday Jan 9th

Good afternoon,

Happy New year and welcome to 2020. I hope you had an enjoyable holiday break. 

Last year I mentioned that our structures team would be installing panels at the Arawhiti ki Pūhoi bridge at Abutment G (south side of Pūhoi Road).  

Due to the unfavourable weather we had that week some of this work was delayed and the last four panels need to be installed.  The process will be the same as last year.

On the Thursday 9 January for safety reasons, a stop/go will be in place at the beginning of Pūhoi Rd when the crane is working and the trucks are turning into our SAP10 entrance. This will happen intermittently, as and when required only. A crane will arrive on site at approximately 6.20am but works won’t start until after 9.00am. 

Please slow down and take care when turning into Pūhoi Road from SH1 as there may be a stop go in place during this time. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards

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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