New Kopu Bridge slipway road to be completed pre-Christmas 08 December 2011 The slipway road into Kopu from the new Kopu Bridge will be finished in time for the Christmas rush The slipway road into Kopu from the new Kopu Bridge will be finished in time for the Christmas rush. Council and NZTA have agreed to a variation in the contract to ensure the road will be opened in time. "Kopu businesses need that traffic and our boys initiated a deal with NZTA as soon as we knew about the delay" said Mayor Glenn Leach. "The variation will cost about $12,000 and we are funding only 50% of it; money well spent to get that traffic going through Kopu to keep businesses humming down there." Join us for a walk on the new bridge this weekend.