A message to that effect was received from the council this week. As mentioned earlier, this has been put in place so that if the regular crossing, about 350 metres away, gets blocked by either a stationary train or an accident, then emergency vehicles have a means of crossing, but it will only be emergency vehicles. Normally, it will be closed.
The council says 51% of the cost has been met by the NZTA. However, if the council had decided to do something about the long-talked-about Huia Street to Hadfields Road link-up a few years ago, it would have been unnecessary.