Pukete Bridge clip-on lane opens

Work to be fully completed next month

AARON LEAMAN
Last updated 05:00 21/02/2013
Pukete Bridge
Chris Hillock/FAIRFAX NZ

A three-metre-wide extension for cyclists and pedestrians has been fixed to the south side of the Pukete Bridge.

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The upgrade of Hamilton's Pukete Bridge reached a colourful milestone yesterday with the opening of the clip-on pedestrian and cycle lane.

The three-metre-wide extension for cyclists and pedestrians has been fixed to the south side of the 150-metre-long bridge.

The existing bridge will now be converted to provide two lanes of traffic in each direction along Wairere Drive.

Work on the bridge is expected to be fully completed by late March.

As part of the public art element of the Hamilton Ring Road project, 75 yellow-and-blue translucent panels have been installed along the clip-on.

The yellow signifies the kowhai trees lining the banks of the river and the blue represents the sky and water.

In the Wairere Dr section of the Hamilton Ring Road there is a large inscription of a historic Maori proverb on the Highland Dr retaining wall.

The Pukete Bridge clip-on is a key part of the Hamilton Ring Road project.

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