Temporary closure starts Monday, 16 October 2017.
We want to give people a better chance to drive unhindered down 15th Avenue in the afternoons. One option to help with this is to close the one-way exit lane where Turret Road feeds (via 14th Avenue) onto the main road heading towards Welcome Bay.
A lot of people who are travelling out of the city try to make a quick rat run via 14th Avenue. They drive down 14th/Turret then drop into the queue at the end of 15th Avenue. Others are usually kind enough to let them through but as more people try to drop in, it creates a stuttering effect that interrupts the flow of traffic all the way back along 15th Avenue.
The Turret Road exit lane will be closed temporarily from Monday 16 October. This will be a 6-week trial while we collect data to help assess options for any permanent changes.