The New Zealand Transport Agency and Queenstown Lakes
District Council have awarded a contract for design changes
to the Glenda Dr intersection at Frankton, and for a new
roundabout where the proposed eastern access road connects
with the nearby State Highway 6.
NZTA Otago-Southland highway manager Ian Duncan said GHD Ltd
had been awarded a contract worth about $300,000.
He said the project would improve access to the Glenda Dr
commercial area, which would become available via the eastern
access road and an interconnecting local road.
The eastern access road would also provide access to
commercial and residential development planned for the
Improved safety on the state highway was a key aim. A
construction contract was expected to be tendered later this
year, so construction should begin before Christmas.