Roadworks likely to be completed this year

Work to improve the footpaths and traffic on Scroggs Hill and Seaview Rds is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Dunedin City Council transport operations project engineer Michael Harrison said the tender for the construction works would close on May 7.

The estimates for the contract so far indicated the work would be done by December, which was ''good news'' and bode well for some of the stage two work being done in the 2014-15 financial year.

Consultation earlier this year on stage two of the project, which includes improving footpaths and road crossings around the rest of Brighton, resulted in four written submissions, Mr Harrison said.

Two submissions supported the project as a whole and reinforced the need for separated, sealed pedestrian areas.

Two questioned the footpath proposal for Queen St and one submission requested that the Brighton Rd bridge remain unaltered in width and appearance.

Similar issues were raised at a public meeting in January, as well as concerns about the way public transport used Queen St and some questions on the proposals to improve the Bath St-Queen St intersection.

Some at the meeting had concerns about the open ditches in parts of Queen St.

Others wanted a connected network so they could walk around the block.

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