Intersection changes 'more robust'

Intersection changes 'more robust'

Temporary traffic controls at the intersection of Anzac Ave and Castle St in Dunedin are being made more robust by the New Zealand Transport Agency while it discusses permanent options with the Dunedin City Council.

Road funding falls short

New Zealand Transport Agency roading and transport allocations to the Queenstown Lakes District Council have fallen about $9 million short of the council's request for the next three years.

Nth Island expressway plans scrapped

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has scrapped plans to build a four-lane expressway from Otaki to Levin in favour of upgrading the existing highway.

Cross-council group to study transport

Cross-council group to study transport

The Dunedin City Council and Otago Regional Council are joining forces to reconsider the future of public transport in Dunedin.

$8000 to fix barrier

A road barrier damaged by a runaway logging truck trailer on State Highway 88 at Blanket Bay has been repaired at a cost of about $8000.

'Nice to have' items off agenda as rate rise cut

The "nice to have" items were yesterday being cut from the Central Otago District Council's budget: applications for funding were declined and council staff were told to operate on less money in a bid to further reduce costs facing Central Otago ratepayers.

Transport projects tweaked after input

Some minor tweaking by the Otago Regional Transport Committee on the region's next three-year land transport programme has resulted from public submissions.

Six-year plan projected

Improvements to public transport in Otago will be considered in the development of a six-year regional public transport plan.

Highway maintenance funds reduced

Highway maintenance funds reduced

Otago will receive about $3.6 million less from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) than initially planned for maintenance and operations of state highways in the next three years.

Work on bridge

The New Zealand Transport Agency is warning road users to expect delays while repair work is carried out on the Balclutha bridge next week.

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