Works starts on city bypass route

PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
The road is closed on Dunedin’s Roberts St by the wharf as site preparation begins in Wharf, Kitchener, Roberts and Birch Sts on a new central city bypass yesterday.

The Dunedin City Council is making significant changes to roading in the wharf area to create a bypass for traffic to avoid the one-way system and the new Dunedin Hospital site.

Wharf St is set to be closed to traffic between Strathallan and Kichener Sts on November 3 for the upgrade.

The council’s website says about 16,600 vehicles travel along the Wharf St route each day.

The project will cost $16.6million. The council’s share is $8.1million and the rest is funded by the NZ Transport Agency.

The project is due to be completed in 2027. 

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