Investigations for Bayfair underpass progressing


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is continuing the investigation into retaining the pedestrian and cycle underpass at Bayfair.

Transport Agency Portfolio Manager Darryl Coalter acknowledges the time it has taken to do the feasibility work.

“This process has identified issues requiring more time to work through relating to the ground conditions surrounding the underpass and the complex design work for extending the spans of the bridge overhead.

“We are committed to doing what we can to make this option achievable and expects to have an update in early March,” says Mr Coalter.

The first phase of the new temporary crossing went live this morning, as well as the new larger Bayfair roundabout. We expected some minor delays as everyone became accustomed to the new layout, however, initial reports are the site is operating well.

Phase 2 of the crossing, the temporary closure of the underpass, is on-hold pending the decision on the overall design. 

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