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THE WELLINGTONIAN, MAY 12, 2011
Mt Victoria Tunnel systems upgrade
VICTO A TUNN
EVANS BAY PARADE
around the bays
This route is likely to
be quicker for tra c
that would normally go
through both tunnels
via Newtown and The Terrace
This route will be signposted as the
formal diversion through both tunnels
THIS DIAGRAM IS NOT TO SCALE AND IS FOR REFERENCE ONLY
On Monday 9 May 2011 work will start on the systems upgrade of the Mt Victoria Tunnel to bring it up
to today's standards.
To minimise disruption to daytime tra c, work will be carried out at night. The Mt Victoria Tunnel will
typically be closed between 8pm and 6am, Sunday to Thursday nights inclusive until early 2012. There
may be additional closures, but these will be advertised beforehand.
When the tunnel is closed there are two main diversion routes available -- one signposted route via
Newtown, and another via the Bays. If your travel would normally take you through both tunnels it will
usually be quicker for you to take the Bays route.
As the project proceeds you may notice changes in the tunnel when you drive through. Please keep your
eyes on the road and watch your following distances.
The needs of pedestrians and cyclists have also been taken into account. Cyclist diversion routes have
been identified as those that follow the vehicle diversion routes either through Newtown or around the
Bays. For pedestrians, free public transport will be provided. They can choose from either a shuttle
operating between the Basin Reserve and Hataitai or, alternatively, they can take a bus between Pirie
Street and Hataitai shops, for which a WTA free bus pass will be made available. To get a free bus card
for use during the closures, contact the WTA o ces by calling 0508 WTA 444 or by sending an email
For more information visit the project website at www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/mt-victoria-tunnel or give
us a call on 0508 WTA 444 (0508 982 444).
Thank you for your patience while we upgrade the Mt Victoria Tunnel.
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Mount Cook School principal Sandra McCallum, centre, with students
Nicholas Maloney and Ina Sola at the opening of the new school hall on
Saturday. The gathering included mayor Celia Wade-Brown, deputy mayor Ian
McKinnon and National list MP and cabinet minister Chris Finlayson.
Photo: LAUREN WHALLEY
School's back in
Creating a sketch in contemporary dance
A collection of New Zealand's best new contemporary dance works will
premiere later this month in Sketch, the New Zealand School of Dance's
choreographic season. Sketch will be held from May 20 to 28 at Te Whaea
National Dance and Drama Centre in Newtown.
The New Zealand School of Dance Choreographic Season is a collaboration
of choreography and performance by students of the New Zealand School of
Dance, with lighting and costume design by students from Toi Whakaari New
Zealand Drama School and projected animation by Paul Bradley.
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