Completion of the McChesney Bridge upgrade is on track and
dependent on the the ski season ending.
Capital works manager Ken Gousmett told Queenstown Lakes
District councillors at yesterday's infrastructure services
committee meeting NZSki had given a tentative closing date of
Mr Gousmett said despite rumours to the contrary, the
widening of the one-lane bridge was on track and by the end
of October he expected motorists would be able to return to
the 70km limit.
He said by allowing motorists to use the bridge while
upgrading work continued the council had saved nearly
"Yes, it has taken longer than maybe if we had a separate
bridge ... but we have always said that we will finish the
major work on the bridge by July, which we have done."