Streets to be closed

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION/NEWS -

Welling­ton is set for a huge week­end, but folk head­ing into the Cap­i­tal need to be aware of sev­eral road clo­sures.

From Thurs­day through to Sun­day, Welling­ton hosts the NZI Sevens, sev­eral Wai­tangi Day events and sends off the Velux 5 Oceans yacht race com­peti­tors.

Start­ing on Thurs­day, the an­nual NZI Sevens Pa­rade leaves from Bal­lance St at 12.45pm and winds its way along Lambton Quay, Wil­lis St and Mercer St be­fore fin­ish­ing at Civic Square. Mo­torists should only be af­fected for about an hour that af­ter­noon, but it’s best to avoid driv­ing in the area if pos­si­ble dur­ing that time.

Courte­nay Pl will be trans­formed into the Sevens Street Party on Satur­day night.

Road clo­sures will be more ex­ten­sive than in pre­vi­ous years as Welling­ton City Coun­cil is tri­alling sev­eral safety and lo­gis­tics-re­lated mea­sures be­fore the Rugby World Cup.

There will be no en­try for mo­torists to Courte­nay Pl and some sur­round­ing streets like Blair, Allen and Tory streets from 5pm till 6am.

From 9pm, the clo­sure will go wider in­clud­ing parts of Taranaki, Dixon and Man­ners streets. Those clo­sures will also be in place un­til 6am.

Both ends of Courte­nay Pl will be blocked to pedes­tri­ans from 9pm till mid­night. Ac­cess to Courte­nay Pl will be via Tory St dur­ing this time.

The traf­fic clo­sure in­cludes buses and taxis.

To com­pen­sate for this, there will be ex­tended bus stops on Wake­field and Ghuznee streets, and tem­po­rary taxi stands on Wake­field St be­tween Blair, Allen and Tory streets and on Cam­bridge Ter­race be­tween Courte­nay Pl and Al­pha St.

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