Plans to reopen a popular Tauranga slip-lane are expected to cost ratepayers close to $80,000.

Concept designs and emails obtained by the Bay of Plenty Times reveal plans to regain access to Welcome Bay Lane, on Welcome Bay Rd, eight months after it was closed.

The council aims to reopen the eastern entrance of Welcome Bay Lane at a more acute angle to Welcome Bay Rd, forcing traffic to slow to a safe speed before turning or giving way to cyclists.

In emails, acting general manager of infrastructure Martin Parkes explained to Beca consultants council staff were directed by councillors

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