Work started this Monday 6 May installing traffic signals outside both entrances to the Seatoun Tunnel in preparation for the upcoming earthquake strengthening.


The installation work is scheduled to take five to six weeks, finishing mid-June, weather permitting. Crews will be working between 9am and 4pm from Monday to Friday.


There will be about one week during the installation project where work will occur overnight to allow crews to install cables through the tunnel. When crews are working at night there will be no work during the day. Occasionally access through the tunnel will be reduced to one lane with traffic controlled by a stop/go process.


The traffic signals are being installed to manage traffic during the earthquake strengthening work in the tunnel which is scheduled to start early August 2019. This is part of an ongoing programme to improve the safety and accessibility of Wellington’s earthquake prone structures.


“This work will occasionally be noisy and is likely to result in some delays for road users,” says Faiz Tawfeek, Wellington City Council Team Leader Structures. “We will be doing all we can to minimise the impact of this work on locals, visitors, and businesses.”


In the event of unsuitable weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be postponed. There may be some restricted car parking on Ferry St and Broadway at times.

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

6 weeks of traffic disruption possible at Seatoun tunnel



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