Wellington Inner City Bypass

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The Wellington Inner City Bypass is a westbound one-way road varying from two to four lanes largely at ground level in central Wellington, New Zealand, part of State Highway 1, and was opened in March 2007.

The bypass extends north-west from the Basin Reserve through the Te Aro area of inner Wellington along Karo Drive to the Terrace Tunnel where it joins onto the Wellington Urban Motorway.

Originally planned as a trenched motorway with overbridges, it was subsequently designed as a ground-level road with traffic lights. This has resulted in complaints from pedestrian and cyclist traffic about crossing the bypass. Other objections related to the need to shift or demolish heritage buildings.[citation needed]

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