Travelling south on State Highway 2 heading into Wellington City, Lower Hutt or the Western Hills
Imagine you’re the white car in the middle of the picture above. If you’re on State Highway 2 and heading south into Wellington, you’ll no longer be delayed at the two sets of Melling Interchange and Tirohanga Road lights. You’ll be able to go straight through.
If you want to access Lower Hutt, and you’re going south on State Highway 2, you’ll use the new south-bound off-ramp on the left of the image above and turn left at the interchange traffic lights, then cross the new Melling Bridge.
If you want to access Pharazyn Street and the newly located Melling train station at the interchange traffic lights you will turn a slight left. If you want to get to the Western Hills, you’ll continue along the offramp again but turn right at the interchange traffic lights going over the new interchange bridge which goes over State Highway 2. To get to Harbour View Road, you’ll go straight ahead through the next set of traffic lights. To get access to Tirohanga Road you’ll turn right off Harbour View Road (where you can see the van on the right-hand side of the image above).
Gaining access to State Highway 2 from Lower Hutt, Pharazyn Street or Western Hills will be possible. Access to State Highway 2 will be via the north bound on-ramp at the far right of the image above (below the big retaining walls) and South bound on-ramp not shown in the image above.
If you’re approaching the new Melling Interchange heading north, the opposite applies. There are north bound off-ramps and south bound on-ramps to provide access/exit, to and from Lower Hutt, Pharazyn Street and Western Hills.