State Highway 1 in Dunedin is being upgraded by the
New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) at an estimated cost of
The road surface at six sites along the state highway in
central and north Dunedin was
in need of replacement. Some of the paving was more than 20
years old and had broken down, the NZTA said.
Resurfacing was expected to save maintenance costs in the
Work began on the first site between St Andrew and Hanover
Resurfacing was expected to take four to six weeks in total.
NZTA state highways operations manager (Otago-Southland)
Roger Bailey said contractors would work 24 hours a day on
the first site to minimise disruption for road users and
businesses in the area.
''This particular job should be finished by Friday,'' he
Paving would also be replaced in Cumberland St between Dundas
and St David Sts, as well as between Duke and Great King Sts.
''Making this level of investment in paving on this key
freight route will reduce our long-term maintenance costs on
these sections of highway.
''Some of the surfaces at the sites are requiring increasing
levels of maintenance to maintain acceptable levels of ride
quality,'' Mr Bailey said.
Temporary road signs will be installed at the sites to warn
motorists of work, which would affect parking on both sides
of the highway in certain areas.
Temporary bus stops will be used while contractors work
around permanent bus stops.
Mr Bailey said businesses in affected areas as well as
emergency services, public transport companies and taxi firms
had been notified about the work.