Changes on Brigham Creek Road in April
The NZ Transport Agency wishes to advise that the work on Brigham Creek Road in Hobsonville has been extended and several changes will be taking place during the next month as part of the SH18 Hobsonville motorway project:
- From Monday 29 March, traffic will be switched onto the new road layout on Brigham Creek Road but the one-way operation will continue. Instead of going straight on the existing road, three new roundabouts will be in place. Pedestrians and cyclists will then be able to use the new footpath in both directions.
- From Sunday 11 April, motorists will be able to travel on Brigham Creek Road in both directions on the new road layout and the one-way operation will be lifted. The intersection of Brigham Creek Road and Kauri Road will operate as a ‘stop/go’ and a traffic attendant will be in place. The traffic attendant will be directing traffic in this area until Friday 30 April.
The changes are part of ongoing work which started in February on the new Brigham Creek Interchange with SH18. The section of Brigham Creek Road between Kauri Road and Hobsonville Road has been operating as a one-way road during this time, for motorists heading from Hobsonville Road to Kumeu.
The work has been extended to April as a much stronger layer had to be added to the road surface during the reconstruction of Brigham Creek Road. This was not known until the work was underway and the full ground conditions understood. A final layer will also be laid on top of the road to complete the surface.
When fully complete, the Brigham Creek Interchange will provide access on and off the motorway in all directions and will form the connection between Kumeu and the North Shore via Brigham Creek Road.
The NZTA advises motorists to drive slowly as they adjust to the new roundabouts which are one after the other. The area is still a construction zone so motorists should also watch out for trucks using the road. If wet weather or any unforeseen circumstances postpones the work, it will take place on the next fine day.
The NZTA thanks you for your patience and ongoing co-operation while construction on the new SH18 Hobsonville Deviation and SH16 Brigham Creek Extension project continues.