Today on SH1 in the Waikanae town centre the northbound centre lane by the traffic lights for Elizabeth Street was blocked by machinery working in it.

Wouldn’t it be great, we thought, if it had been starting work on digging trenches for a traffic underpass to the other side of the railway line?

In fact about where the white car is in the centre of the pic is where the ramp down to the lowest point of the underpass will need to start. The lane for straight through traffic would remain the one nearest the camera.

Will it ever happen?  Not if Michael Scott is re-elected, that’s for sure.