Two streets one-way as upgrade nears end

Two streets in central Dunedin will be down to one-way traffic in the coming weeks as an upgrade in the area continues.

Hanover and St Andrew Sts will both run one-way between Great King and Filleul Sts from today.

An upgrade of the retail area is nearing completion and the Dunedin City Council is installing the final kerbs and pavers at the intersections where George St meets St Andrew and Hanover Sts.

"The work is expected to take about a month, and we will be working on one side of each intersection at a time", the city council said in a Facebook post.

The direction of the one-way traffic would be east in St Andrew St and west in Hanover St.

The malls block would also be pedestrian-only during part of the work.

"We will provide updates on progress as the work continues and we’ll open up space as soon as we can do so safely", the council said.

"We will also be putting the finishing touches on other blocks ahead of their completion through March and April."

The overall upgrade is expected to be completed in April.

Construction for the multimillion-dollar project began in 2021.

It included replacement of underground pipes, resurfacing with pavers and installing furniture.

Aims included creating "compelling, attractive spaces where people want to spend time, helping to make central Dunedin a prosperous, vibrant, exciting, accessible and distinctive destination".