Plan ahead: New SH18 eastbound off-ramp opens 27 April
North Shore drivers are advised to get ready for a big change to how they travel on SH18 when a new eastbound off-ramp at Paul Matthews Road opens after Anzac weekend.
The new road layout will shift all traffic heading east through a new intersection at Paul Matthews Road. The biggest change is that drivers must turn right at new traffic lights on the off-ramp, to head to Unsworth Heights, the SH1 motorway at Constellation Drive or to continue travel to East Coast Bays.
People are advised to plan ahead as major delays are expected during peak times. This is a significant change and road users will need to be patient while everyone adjusts.
Motorists are encouraged to avoid SH18 altogether and use alternative routes. For people travelling from the west to the city, they can use the Northwestern Motorway (SH16) instead.
The layout will remain in place as work on the project continues.