Service Updates > Night time closures of Seatoun tunnel for lighting upgrade
Valid from: 30/10/2019 12:00am
The Seatoun tunnel will be closed Sunday to Thursday nights (11pm to 5am) for the next six weeks from 10 November 2019, to allow contractors to install new state-of-the-art LED interior lighting and emergency lighting. There will be no work on Friday and Saturday nights, the tunnel will remain open on these nights.
General traffic will be detoured between 11pm and 5am via Tio Tio Road.
Please note that late night Route 2 buses to Seatoun will still be able to travel through the tunnel after 11pm despite the works that will start at the tunnel during this time.
We have worked closely with Wellington City Council to ensure that the last buses running through the tunnel can still operate and that there is minimal disruption to our customers.
The bus will stop at the tunnel entrance and be escorted past the work site. To allow the bus enough room to pass, crews will move their specialist lift equipment over to one side from the centre of the tunnel and let them through.