Significant changes to the road layout on State Highway 2/Maunganui Road, near the Bayfair roundabout, will take place from tomorrow.
Temporary traffic lights will be in operation on the city-bound lanes north of the Bayfair roundabout from early Wednesday morning.
The temporary signalised crossing will enable pedestrians and cyclists to cross between Bayfair Shopping Centre and Matapihi Road while construction continues in the centre of the road.
Pedestrians and cyclists will use a combination of the traffic lights and the existing underpass, which remains open.
The new temporary layout includes a raised safety platform to slow motorists down. Escorts will be in place to assist people at the crossing points 24/7, in the initial period.
The escorts are an additional safety measure to assist users while they become familiar with the changes.
Transport Agency Portfolio Manager Darryl Coalter acknowledges this is a considerable change for all road users and urges everyone to take extra care while adjusting to the new layout.
"The new temporary crossing will be regularly monitored by the project team and a CCTV camera system.
"The temporary speed limit of 30km/h will remain in place through the area for the safety of pedestrians, road users and our construction workers."
For more information go to www.nzta.govt.nz/baylink
VIDEO: Baypark to Bayfair Link new road layout Feb 2020: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/baypark-to-bayfair-link/videos/