Get ready for big changes on SH18
North Shore drivers are advised to get ready for big changes to how they travel on SH18 when a new eastbound off-ramp opens after Anzac weekend. This will shift all traffic heading east through a new intersection at Paul Matthews Road from Tuesday 27 April.
The biggest change is that people must turn right at new traffic lights on the ramp, to head to Unsworth Heights and the SH1 motorway at Constellation Drive. This is a significant change to how people move around, so they need to be patient while everyone adjusts.
People are advised to plan ahead as major delays are being experienced in the area during the morning and afternoon peaks. People are encouraged to avoid SH18 altogether and use alternative routes.
If they’re travelling from the west to the city, they can use the Northwestern Motorway (SH16) instead. Motorists can also use the Northern Motorway and exit at the Greville Road off-ramp.
The road will be in a temporary layout for the next 18 months, so that work can continue to build the SH18 motorway lanes and shared paths. The flyover bridges will then open at the end of 2022, to link to the Northern Motorway.