By Roger Childs
After three years of construction, traffic will flow along the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway, three months ahead of schedule.
My impeccable source is of a workman at the Wharemauku Bridge. NZTA vehicles have been driving up and down the down the road today making final checks and doing some fine-tuning.
Over the last few days the main area of activity has been at the Te Moana bridge, getting the on and off ramps finished, the signage completed and the lights functioning.
Along with the highway the cycleways/walkways will also be open.
It will be interesting to see how things unfold, however there should be a noticeable reduction in congestion on local roads, especially during the morning and evening commuter times.