Road closures planned for work on Otago Peninsula

Part of Portobello Rd on the Otago Peninsula will close for three nights next week to allow for work linked to a new subdivision.

The section of road, near Irvine Rd at the Cove, would be closed to allow for the installation of a culvert to drain stormwater from the subdivision into Otago Harbour, the Dunedin City Council said.

The work was being carried out as part of the Peninsula Connection project to minimise future disruption to the community.

Portobello Rd would be closed between Marne St and Castlewood Rd from 7pm to 6am for a minimum of three nights between Sunday, June 7 and Friday, June 12.

Access beyond 258 Portobello Rd from the city would be via a detour along Highcliff Rd, Camp Rd and Castlewood Rd.

There would be no private vehicle access through the work site.

Access would be maintained to side roads and resident driveways and for emergency vehicles and cyclists while the work was being done.

This stormwater culvert was for a developer who planned to subdivide sections off Connell St and the work was being paid for by the developer.

The dates of the closure are weather-dependent.


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