Current roadworks around the airport

Traffic management is in place on Verissimo Drive at Auckland Airport.

This is to facilitate access to a drive-through vaccination centre operated by the Northern Region Health Coordination Centre at the Auckland Airport Park & Ride.

Key points to note:

  • 40,000sqm at Park & Ride will be used to manage queuing within the vaccination site
  • No right turn into Park & Ride – vaccination traffic will u-turn at the Verissimo Dr / Timberly Rd roundabout before entering vaccination site via dedicated left-hand lane.
  • No right before Verissimo Dr / Timberly Rd roundabout for traffic via SH20A intersection for tenants located:
    • On the eastern side of Verissimo Dr
    • Along Westney Rd.

We appreciate your support as we seek to ensure essential workers can get their vaccinations as quickly and easily as possible.


Weekend road closure to be rescheduled

Due to the country’s move to COVID-19 Alert Level 4, the “Super Weekend” of road closures planned on George Bolt Memorial Drive (GBMD) for the weekend Friday 10 September through to Monday 13 September will need to be rescheduled. A new date for the closures will be determined when works recommence and the impact of the Alert Level 4 Lockdown can be evaluated. When the project resumes, workers will be reconstructing the pavement of the GBMD / Tom Pearce Drive intersection, with detours in place to ensure safe and reliable access around the airport precinct, with access to the Shopping Centre and clear wayfinding for cyclists and pedestrians.

Construction site moves to middle of road

The construction site on George Bolt Memorial Drive (GBMD) has moved to the middle lanes on the road. As work progresses:

  • A new intersection with traffic lights is in place on GBMD at the northern end of the Shopping Centre. This will provide permanent access to Manu Tapu Drive, via Joseph Hammond Place
  • A new set of traffic lights has replaced the roundabout where GBMD meets John Goulter Drive. This new intersection will not give access to Manu Tapu Drive
  • There are two lanes going in both southbound and northbound directions on GBMD
  • The main construction area will be in the middle of the road behind safety barriers
  • Drivers heading southbound to either of the terminals will need to be in the correct lane from the John Goulter Drive intersection – right lane for international terminal and left lane for domestic terminal.

From Monday (16 August) the intersection of Manu Tapu Drive and Tahinga Lane will be permanently closed. From that time:
  • Access to and from Manu Tapu Drive will be through the recently opened signalised intersection at Altitude Drive West on George Bolt Memorial Drive, north of the Auckland Airport Shopping Centre
  • Access to Tahinga Lane will be from Tom Pearce Drive.

This map shows the access that should be used from Monday, 16 August.


Roadworks underway

  • Take particular care at the intersection of George Bolt Memorial Drive and Tom Pearce Drive where important work is ongoing. Ensure you’re in the correct lane if making a turn.
  • Construction teams are working overnight on State Highway 20B / Puhinui Road to complete median island, barrier and landscaping works, between the hours of 9pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday. Between those hours, stop/go traffic management will be used when necessary. No traffic management will be in place during daytime works.
  • Check the traffic and plan your journey so you can allow plenty of time to get to the airport.

Health & Safety

At Auckland Airport, we are focused on everyone getting home safely every day, so please take care and obey any road crew instructions. Speak up if you see any health and safety issues so we can put it right at health&safety@aucklandairport.co.nz.

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