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Dunedin City Council transport strategy manager Nick Sargent confirmed yesterday the planned St Andrew St car park upgrade would begin on September 28.
Alternative all-day parking was available in Thomas Burns St, Great King St, north of the railway station and Parry St, Mr Sargent said.
"This could also be an opportunity to try alternative transport options such as bus, cycling, walking and carpooling," he said.
The council would be redesigning and sealing the car park, making safer entrances and exits, improving drainage, and providing gate barriers to protect pedestrians and cyclists at the St Andrew St railway crossing.
He said a 3m-wide cycleway would be constructed along the railway side of the car park, linking to the new Water of Leith cycle and foot bridge and West Harbour shared path.
When completed, the parking lot's capacity would be 225 angle parks.
Early this year, Mr Sargent said there had been delays with the $700,000 project over final designs and securing contractors.