Kia ora and welcome to the latest update from the Transmission Gully team.
Tis the season for giving – so we have a bumper newsletter for you. A chance to reflect on the year that’s been and thank you for your continued interest in the project.
This time next year, the Transmission Gully motorway will be operating and people going away for the holidays will be able to plan on more reliable travel times on SH1 out of Wellington and onto the Kāpiti Coast.
But first, if you were one of the commuters caught up in traffic delays on SH1 near Paekākāriki recently we understand the frustration this created. We’re disappointed that the switch onto the new alignment didn’t go more smoothly, and that people experienced such long delays.
We did bed the new road surface in over a series of nights, but there is always some loose chip present for a period after chip seal is laid, which drivers naturally slowed down for. The new road layout, particularly southbound where SH1 merges from two lanes to one, also took a while to get used to. There are some things we could have done better – including clearer warnings to expect delays.
We explain more about why the traffic switch was necessary later on in this newsletter.
If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com. If you have an urgent matter, please call the 24-hour project hotline on 0800 TGINFO. If we are working outside of our normal work hours and you’re one of our neighbours, we’ll be in touch with you directly as usual.