Work is due to start on transforming our nearby bridge from a single lane to a two-laned one. The bridge is about 4.5 kilometres from the north end of the Motueka River West Bank Road, which is increasingly used by heavy traffic such as milk tankers transitting from Golden Bay to Timaru and livestock trucks wishing to avoid the streets of Motueka.
The approach from the south is quite dangerous as the bridge is only visible to a driver from about 50 metres.
There isn't much warning of traffic approaching from the south.
Unfortunately, some of our neighbour's >100 year-old walnut trees have to make way for the widened road.