Red light for idle intersection signals

A new set of Dunedin traffic lights, yet to blink into action due to a High Court injunction, will remain constrained from directing traffic as negotiations on the issue continue.

A High Court injunction obtained by an Anzac Ave landowner, Doug Hall, has stopped the Dunedin City Council from commissioning traffic lights at the Frederick St intersection with Anzac Ave and State Highway 88, near the Otago Stadium.

The lights were installed recently as roading was built and altered near the stadium, but still need approval before they can be operated.

Court documents show the council and Anzide Properties Ltd, of which Mr Hall is the sole director, as the entities involved in the dispute.

City environment manager Tony Avery said he could not discuss the matter, as it was subject to a High Court order, but mediation was under way as both sides sought to resolve it before the next court dates, set down for October 26 and 27.



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