Turret Road slip lane closed

The slip lane, picture here before the closure, is now closed. File photo/SunLive.

The Turret Road slip lane is permanently closed from today.

The closure was originally scheduled for March 26 as part of the 15th Avenue improvements project.

Tauranga City Council was forced to pause construction activity through COVID-19 Alert Level 4.

"Work has resumed this week on the 15th Ave project," says a Tauranga City Council spokesperson.

"Contractors are working on 15th Ave between Burrows Street and Turret Road.

"All contractors are following protocols to maintain safe distance and hygiene.

"The Turret Road slip lane will be turned into a cul-de-sac."


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Posted on 01-05-2020 09:14 | By dumbkof2

sorry i disagree with you. when that slip road was closed last year the traffic movement was noticibly faster and flowed smoothly down 15th ave and across the bridge, with very few hold ups. one vehicle stops to let a vehicle out and the whole line of traffic comes to a holt. at least with the lights at burrows st traffic will flow smothly. it will be interesting to see how many rat runners will use burrows st

Agree with

Posted on 01-05-2020 08:28 | By The Caveman

The only FIX for the 15th Ave problem is to FOUR LANE the ROAD AND BRIDGE !!

dumbkof2...I totally disagree..

Posted on 30-04-2020 21:46 | By groutby a frequent traveller into and out of the city, the ’slip’ road atTurret Road and the soon to be controlled Burrows St was usually very well ’self controlled’ by motorists ourselves. With the restrictions to be put in place this will simply create a slow moving stream of traffic back into the city centre causing further congestion...all this of course could be avoided with the obvious Turret Rd bridge ’fix’ which due to past decisions is now long out of reach......

slip lane

Posted on 30-04-2020 10:04 | By dumbkof2

about time this road was closed. selfish people using it and holding up the flow of traffic