More Johnsonville off-ramp closures as extra lane takes shape

1 April 2015

Work to create a new second lane on the Johnsonville motorway off-ramp is going well but residents coming home late at night may find they need to take the Glenside/Churton Park exit on occasions.

Roadworks going on at night while the Johnsonville off-ramp is closed.

Occasional night closures of the off-ramp are required to do some improvements.

The closures – to do work that can’t safely be done while the ramp is in operation – will generally happen between 10pm and 5am.

At this stage, closures are possible overnight on six nights in April (7, 8, 12, 13, 14 and 15 April) and four nights in May (11,12, 18 and 19 May) but these dates could change.

The electronic signs in Ngauranga Gorge will say if the ramp is closed. Information will also be available via Twitter @NZTAWgtn and the Transport for Wellington website

Stephen Harte, Wellington City Council’s Transport Network Development Project Manager, says the footpath adjacent to the off-ramp will also be closed for about a month from late April while a wider new shared pathway is built.

This will affect cyclists – particularly on the homeward journey – and pedestrians. 

He says the only pedestrian/cycle route along the highway during this closure will be the one on the other side of SH1.

Cyclists and pedestrians coming north up Ngauranga Gorge will need to exit at Newlands, come over the bridge and get on to the pathway on the right-hand side that is mainly used in a city-bound direction.

“We know all the work going on in the area is inconvenient at times but hope Johnsonville residents can bear with us for a few more months,” he says. “The new Broderick Road bridge, extra lanes, intersection improvements and shared cycle and pedestrian paths will help make getting into and around Johnsonville easier.”

For more information about the roading improvement project: Johnsonville Triangle Road Improvements