Otago transport system to receive $280 million

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 existing roads.

Counting cost of highway crashes

Counting cost of highway crashes Twelve state highway intersections across the province have come at a social cost of more than $30 million, and resulted in five fatalities and 16 serious injury crashes between 2005 and 2011.

No replacement bridge until 2016

No replacement bridge until 2016

Construction of the replacement Kawarau Falls bridge has not been included in the 2012-15 regional land transport programme for Otago, despite a collaborative approach from Otago and Southland to bring the date forward.

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.

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