Johnsonville bridge demolition & road closure

11 December 2014

The first half of the wider new bridge being built over the railway line in Johnsonville will open to traffic from Monday 12 January, following a two-week operation to demolish the old one.

A crane lifts a beam into position on the new Broderick Road bridge.

The beams for the new Broderick Road bridge were craned into position in November


The bridge end of Broderick Road will be closed from 27 December until 11 January while the work happens. It will be noisy and potentially dusty.

You’ll still be able to get into the mall car park, Gothic and Bould streets, Takatimu Way, and all businesses. Road access to Moorefield Road will be via Johnsonville Road. Buses will replace trains between Khandallah and Johnsonville for about two weeks. Check for more information.

Once the old bridge is gone, the second half of the new one will be built in its place. It will have three lanes and room for a fourth when it is complete in mid-2015.

The new bridge is part of a series of improvements designed to make getting into and around Johnsonville easier. From mid-January, work will also start in the Fraser Avenue area to create a second lane on the highway off-ramp.