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Snowstorms hit roading budgets

Snowstorms hit roading budgets

Highway maintenance budgets are being "stretched" in Otago and Southland as contractors have to keep clearing roads in the wake of two severe snowstorms this winter.

Road clean-up funds sought

Rural local authorities are weighing up their roading costs after the recent polar blast as they consider applications for emergency funds from the New Zealand Transport Agency to assist with clean-up operations.

Caversham bypass disruption, traffic to be redirected

Caversham bypass disruption, traffic to be redirected

Motorists using the Caversham bypass will face a disruption to their evening travel next Thursday, when contractors close the northbound lane to remove a pedestrian overbridge across State Highway 1.

ORC adopts 30-year transport strategy

ORC adopts 30-year transport strategy

A transport strategy containing a 30-year guide for prioritising funding bids for Otago transport projects was described as a "filter for where government money will go" before it was approved by regional councillors in Dunedin this week.

Fresh call for quality bridges

A renewed call for the construction of better bridges on several key Otago highways is among the many amendments to be considered at the penultimate meeting of the Otago Regional Council's transport committee tomorrow.

Community united once again

Community united once again

Residents are relieved the Tawanui bridge in the Catlins has finally been replaced.

Funding proposal upsets

Funding proposal upsets

Proposed changes to the financial assistance rates for public transport and transport planning have been described by the Otago Regional Council as "offensive" and having gone "a bit too far".

Speed limit to be studied

Speed limit to be studied

A traffic survey is to be carried out in Duntroon next month as part of an investigation into the town's speed limit, which the Duntroon and District Development Association and some residents want lowered.

SH1 ranking could have funding toll

SH1 ranking could have funding toll

Funding for state highway transport projects within Otago and Southland could be compromised by a decision to rank State Highway 1 between Dunedin and Invercargill in a secondary tier of nationally important routes.

Many people re-register their vehicles correctly

Crises of conscience, or fear, looks to have led dozens of Otago people into re-registering their vehicles correctly, but those who have not, might be facing a court appearance.

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