Next stage of Raumati Straights kicks off next week

The next stage of the Raumati Straights Upgrade is due to begin this Sunday (June 12), and two lanes will continue to be open during peak hours on State Highway 1 between Mackays Crossing and Raumati for the remainder for the upgrade works.

Work will kick off Sunday night, when our crews move to the southbound lanes to complete the road surface works on this side.

Because of the nature of the works we’re doing on these lanes, most of the work can be done off peak and at night. This means we’ll continue to have two lanes open south in the morning peak, and then two north in the evening peak.

Like previous stages there’ll be regular changes including various lane closures, speed restrictions, and night works. For everyone’s safety, we ask that you stick to the posted speed limits, and pay close attention to the signs and electronic message boards that’ll describe what’s ahead.

While these works are carried out, it’s important for all road users to share the road and be considerate of others.

In this phase of the work, the space for cyclists to travel safely through the Raumati Straights has become tighter, so the Te Ara Whareroa pathway through Queen Elizabeth Park provides a safe alternative for cyclists while this essential highway upgrade takes place. Cyclists can access the path at Poplar Avenue.

The upgrade involves rebuilding and reshaping the Raumati Straights, which is the 2km stretch of State Highway 1 between Mackays Crossing and Poplar Avenue, removing bumps and slopes and making it safer and easier to drive on.