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NZTA Reports Heavy Traffic On Southern Motorways

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NZTA Reports Heavy Traffic On Southern Motorways

The NZ Transport Agency is advising people to allow more time for their journeys because of heavy traffic volumes on the Southwestern motorway [SH20] to Auckland International Airport and on the Southern Motorway [SH1] at the start of the Queen's Birthday holiday weekend.

Traffic on the Northern Gateway Toll Road is light, and people heading north did not have their travel plans disrupted by a slow moving convoy of protest vehicles between Puhoi and Warkworth. The protestors were objecting to the new Auckland city boundaries.

"It's south of the city - between the Auckland Harbour Bridge and Manukau - where traffic is slow moving," says the NZTA's State Highways Manager for Auckland, Tommy Parker. "Extra care and patience is needed in the slow moving queues, and people should also allow more time for their trips if the airport is their destination."

Mr Parker also reminds people that Queen's Birthday falls at the start of winter when the weather is unsettled and the days are short.

"People should drive to the conditions and observe reduced speed limits, particularly at those sites where we are making highway improvements, to keep themselves and their passengers safe," he says.

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