Meeting to discuss widening of road

The Dunedin City Council will hold a public meeting next Monday to discuss changes to its designs for widening parts of Portobello Rd and Harington Point Rd.

Projects engineer Evan Matheson said community submissions prompted alterations to the plans.

''The feedback we received during the consultation in March highlighted some changes the community wanted.

''This has been incorporated into these new designs, and we want to check that we're on the right track, and if anyone has any more ideas to add,'' he said.

The work in Portobello Rd would create on-road cycle lanes, and a wide, separate, shared path for pedestrians and cyclists. The Harington Point Rd work would create a sealed shoulder on both sides of the road, for pedestrians and cyclists. There would be no separate path, except for a short section at Harington Point.

The lengths to be widened varied from 1km to 3.4km, between Vauxhall and Taiaroa Head.

It was hoped resource consent for the project would be lodged in the next two months.

The meeting, to be attended by council staff, Cr Jinty MacTavish, and Otago Peninsula Community Board members, will be held in Portobello Coronation Hall, starting at 7pm.

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