The single-lane bridge on State Highway 6 at the Gates of Haast appears likely to be replaced with a sweeping two-lane bridge on a realigned approach, at an estimated cost of $28 million.
The 124-year-old Beaumont bridge is one of several dilapidated river crossings on Otago's interior state highway network scheduled for replacement as part of a proposed regional transport funding programme.
A tree specialist with about 30 years' experience dealing with poplars and willows has questioned whether the trees recently felled near the Alexandra bridge on State Highway 8 were rotten.
Plans to extend the Otago Harbour cycleway to Port Chalmers by 2015 have been greeted with a mixture of delight and scepticism by the Chalmers Community Board.
Rural local authorities are weighing up their roading costs after the recent polar blast as they consider applications for emergency funds from the New Zealand Transport Agency to assist with clean-up operations.
The Harbour cycleway is to be extended out to St Leonards along State Highway 88 by the New Zealand Transport Agency next year.
The State Highway 88 realignment beside the Forsyth Barr Stadium has passed a milestone after being given a new seal, Dunedin City Council staff say.
Construction of the replacement Kawarau Falls bridge has not been included in the 2012-15 regional land transport programme for Otago, despite a collaborative approach from Otago and Southland to bring the date forward.
When the Otago Regional Council next calls for tenders for public bus services, it will give operators the chance to bid to two different standards.
More than $70,000 has been sought by the New Zealand Transport Agency for costs associated with nine road crashes in Otago and Southland last year.
Unpredicted snow at Milford has hampered efforts by the New Zealand Transport Agency to reopen State Highway 94 from the Lower Hollyford turnoff to Milford Sound.
Central Otago roads could get ''a little'' rougher before they are repaired under a new funding model, a council roading engineer concedes.
A business case being prepared for new separated cycleways along Dunedin's one-way streets is now expected to be made public within two months, the New Zealand Transport Agency says.
The Waitaki District and Otago Regional Councils want the New Zealand Transport Agency to organise a forum of community organisations to discuss solutions to the flooding which closes State Highway 1 north of Oamaru.
A Dunedin cycle lobby group says a New Zealand Transport Agency proposal for a central city intersection where a cyclist was killed will do little, if anything, to actually improve safety, despite that being the objective.
Tree-felling projects are off the New Zealand Transport Agency's "immediate" agenda as part of an ongoing Central Otago regional roading and highway upgrade programme.
Roadworkers will soon help Dunedin's southern gateway lose its bottleneck after officials yesterday confirmed they had the money to widen it.
Up to nine free car parks will be sacrificed on Anzac Ave for 650m of cycle lanes, providing the "missing link" in the Otago Harbour cycleway, Dunedin City Council roading projects engineer Evan Matheson announced yesterday.