The NZ Transport Agency will carry out annual resurfacing work on the Auckland Harbour Bridge over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.
The two southbound clip-on lanes of the bridge will close on Boxing Day for at least 48 hours. Shelly Beach Road off-ramp will also close and detour signs will direct motorists to the next exit at the Fanshawe Street off-ramp.
The lanes will close in the early hours of 26 December and are scheduled to reopen on 28 December. Wet weather or other unforeseen circumstances may delay the start of or completion of the work, with 29 December the latest start date.
Three lanes will be open in both directions during the resurfacing.
Consider alternative transport
If there are delays on the bridge, consider using alternative forms of transport such as buses and ferries to cross the harbour.
Alternative routes are recommended on Upper Harbour Highway, the North-Western Motorway (SH16) and State Highway 18 (SH18).