Slip lane could be open by Christmas
The slip lane in Welcome Bay is currently closed to all motorists, but NZTA are hopeful that it could be open before Christmas.
The slip lane was closed in September last year as more permanent, safer measures were sought for all road users.
Bay of Plenty system manager Rob Campbell says they are currently completing the final design that will enable NZTA to safely reopen the Welcome Bay slip lane.
He says construction is expected to start in the next few weeks.
“The work will take around two months to complete and we expect the lane to be operational again before Christmas.”