Deliberations to prioritise more than 200 transport projects proposed by Otago's local authorities are under way, as part of a regional bid for funding from the New Zealand Transport Agency.
Otago's appalling road-crash record will be scrutinised by transport and local council authorities in an attempt to change "shocking" driving habits in the region.
Construction of a $25 million junction on State Highway 1 at Lookout Point could begin as early as July next year, the New Zealand Transport Agency said.
Residents of Otago Harbour suburbs believe illumination plans for the State Highway 88 cycleway, between Maia and Port Chalmers, will detract from harbour views.
Viewing a computer rendering of the new bridge at the Kawarau Falls Bridge open day at St Margaret's Church Hall on Saturday are Keb McIntyre (left), of Queenstown and Paul Bartlett, of Arrowtown.
The Harbour cycleway is to be extended out to St Leonards along State Highway 88 by the New Zealand Transport Agency next year.
The twin bridges across the Waitaki River between Kurow and Hakataramea are being floodlit so scouring around a pier can be monitored and the bridges can stay open at night.
Hardwood timber from the twin bridges on State Highway 82 at Kurow is wanted for work in the Oamaru Harbour, once new bridges are built and the 131-year-old structures demolished.
Clyde is about to get its first speed hump, in response to complaints from residents, business owners and the police about motorists going too fast in the north end of the main street.
Extending the life of the 123-year-old Beaumont Bridge across the Clutha River is expected to cost upwards of $590,000 during the next five years.
Four high-risk intersections have been identified by the Dunedin City Council's transportation planning department as areas of concern to be targeted for potential road safety improvements.
Funding has been approved for the long-awaited roundabout at the entrance to the Ardmore St retail area of Wanaka, but there is still no clear indication of when construction might begin.
A cutback of about $80 million in funding for transport projects has been forecast by a Otago Regional Council committee at a meeting yesterday to consider spending priorities for the next three years.
More than $3.7 million is to be spent on roads in Queenstown and Arrowtown this summer - with most of Frankton Rd to be targeted over the coming months. New Zealand Transport Agency Central Otago area manager John Jarvis told the Otago Daily Times some of the $500,000 of resurfacing work of Frankton Rd carried out by DownerEDI last summer had not survived the winter.
Accusations the New Zealand Transport Agency did not provide sufficient information to residents of Short St about a proposal to close access to Dunedin's Southern Motorway were rejected at a hearing yesterday.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will recommend the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) continue design development for a new two-lane, two-way bridge at Kawarau Falls, but acknowledge a possible need to adopt a "cheaper bridge type" at its meeting on Tuesday.
For pupils at Sawyers Bay School, being named runner-up in a New Zealand film-making competition was a double take.
Electronic signs are to be installed on State Highway 1 near Palmerston, to advise motorists of winter road conditions.
The habitat of a rare killer worm living in bush-covered reserves through the Caversham Valley is the subject of land purchase negotiations between the New Zealand Transport Agency and the Dunedin City Council.
Queenstown taxi and bus companies will have their vehicles inspected this week as part of a national safety and compliance operation taking place before the start of the Rugby World Cup.