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Extensive work in Dunedin’s retail area will start soon, meaning a temporary switch to one-way traffic flow in some streets.
Dunedin City Council central city plan project director Dr Glen Hazelton said work in the Great King St Dunedin Hospital block, between Hanover and Frederick Sts, would begin on Monday.
It would be followed by work in the street’s Centre City mall block, between St Andrew and Hanover Sts, starting on June 20.
The work involved the replacement of old underground pipes, followed by new footpaths, streetlights and street furniture.
Pipe renewal work on both blocks was expected to run until the end of the year.
The streets would remain open for one-way southbound traffic.
Work would also continue in George St on the Farmers block, between St Andrew St and Moray Pl.
Pipe renewals had been completed on the eastern side of the block and work had begun on the western side.
Night closures at the intersection of St Andrew and George Sts and at the intersection of Moray Pl and George St would be required to finish the replacements.
Once the pipes were completed above-ground work would begin.
The Farmers block was expected to be finished in October.
With Filleul St now open, drivers wanting to avoid roadworks in George St and Great King St could use this street as a detour, he said.
- A change in direction for traffic in Green Island’s main street is to take effect from Monday.
Part of Main South Rd in the Dunedin suburb has been down to one lane while underground pipes are replaced and priority had been given to traffic flowing east towards the central city.
Advocacy from Green Island businesses prompted a rethink from the Dunedin City Council and the direction will switch from next week.