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Lanes re-open after rush hour repairs

By Sophie Ryan

Photo / Natalie Slade
Photo / Natalie Slade

All northbound lanes on Auckland's Northern Motorway have been re-opened following successful repairs to a loose overhead sign.

The New Zealand Transport Agency said strong winds damaged the sign, situated on a gantry at Onewa Rd on-ramp north of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Two right-hand lanes were closed to allow emergency repairs to be carried out and ensure the sign didn't fall on to the motorway. Repairs have since been completed, a spokesman for the agency said.

Traffic remains heavy in the area.

The emergency repairs also delayed the afternoon run of a machine which shifts the concrete barrier on the bridge to provide five northbound lanes for evening traffic.


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