The long-awaited reopening to vehicles of Dunedin's John
Wilson Ocean Dr is expected to happen on Wednesday.
Dunedin city council parks manager Lisa Wheeler said there
were a few minor details to work out, but it was expected
that signs explaining the rules and times of opening would go
up on Wednesday morning, before the bollards were lifted out
for the first time at 11am.
The 1km stretch of road has been closed to vehicles for more
than six years, initially while a sewage outfall pipe was
constructed, then while the council tried to decide whether
to make it a permanent vehicle-free promenade.
Security guards will remove and replace bollards at the St
Kilda end of the road at 11am and 3pm respectively each week
day, allowing vehicles to travel along it at up to 50kmh.
New road markings have been painted on, to separate vehicles
from pedestrians during those open hours. At all other times
the road is open for pedestrians only.