The Queenstown Lakes District Council's transport committee
has been told "don't get your hopes up" for extra road
funding by the New Zealand Transport Agency.
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is looking at
reducing the speed limit on State Highway 1 near the entrance
to Waitati township, after years of concern from locals that
the area is unsafe.
A long-forgotten strip of land owned by a Dunedin merchant in
the 1870s is proving a loose end for the New Zealand
Transport Agency, as it ties up legal requirements for the
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) yesterday announced
that the 132-year-old twin bridges spanning the Waitaki River
at Kurow and Hakataramea will be replaced by mid-2014.
A confirmed $8.8 million shortfall in funding from the New
Zealand Transport Agency has meant Queenstown Lakes District
Council cannot fund three roading projects.
The approval of more than $2 million of New Zealand Transport
Agency (NZTA) funding for the next stage of Otago Peninsula
cycleway is being hailed as a victory for the whole city.
A $4 million hole in its roading budget means the Dunedin
City Council will be unable to do all the work it had planned
to do on the city's roads in the next three years.
Dunedin ratepayers could have input into whether the section
of Anzac Ave between St Andrew St and Castle St should be
permanently closed to traffic.
The Otago transport system will receive $280 million of
national funding over the next three financial years,
two-thirds of which is earmarked for the maintenance of
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