A million-dollar budget blow-out on the Crown Range road upgrade between Queenstown and Wanaka has been forecast by the Queenstown Lake District Council, despite claims of newly introduced processes designed to provide more robust cost estimates.
A one-of-a-kind British sideways co-efficient investigation machine (Scrim) has been trawling the roads in Southland ensuring they are safe for motorists.
Extensive road works around Arrowtown should not disrupt traffic to and from the New Zealand Golf Open but speed restrictions are likely on State Highway 6, the New Zealand Transport Agency says.
Work to widen a 1.4km section of Portobello Rd, on the Otago Peninsula, is expected to stretch into next year.
A construction project to upgrade and widen a section of Malaghans Rd will begin next week, Queenstown Lakes District Council project manager Steve Hewland says.
Work on Hensman Rd continues this week with road closures taking place to enable the road structure and shape to be upgraded, the Queenstown Lakes District Council says.
The Dunedin City Council is still locked in talks with Scenic Circles Hotel chairman Earl Hagaman over land needed for the realignment of State Highway 88 past the Forsyth Barr Stadium, just months before construction is to begin.
A new ranking system for smaller roading projects could help diffuse tensions between the Dunedin City Council and community boards.
Large sections of the popular coastal road between Oamaru and Waianakarua via Kakanui may be abandoned by the Waitaki District Council if coastal erosion gets too bad.
Part of Gorge Rd is to get a $1.5 million footpath upgrade, which should improve safety and pedestrian facilities.
More money will have to be spent - probably millions - on Maniototo roads in the coming years to cater for more intensive farming, the Central Otago District Council was told at its estimates meeting this week.
Issues with winter maintenance of skifield access roads - particularly Coronet Peak Rd - have to be solved quickly, Queenstown Lakes District Council transport manager Denis Mander says.
People have until January 21, 2010, to make submissions on proposed new roads and a related $6.46 million roundabout on State Highway 6, near Glenda Dr, Frankton.
New cycleways are likely to be one of the first casualties as the Otago regional transport committee scrambles to adapt its roading programme to fit new government policy.
Work on the State Highway 88 re-alignment around the Forsyth Barr Stadium, in Dunedin, began in earnest yesterday, with diggers moving on to what will become the site of a new roundabout.
Work to remove debris from about 20 piers on the twin bridges on State Highway 82 between Kurow and Hakataramea will take place today, the New Zealand Transport Agency has confirmed.
The cost of damage to Queenstown's roading network caused during last month's gale-force winds could be as much as $50,000.
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 section of Dunedin's Three Mile Hill Rd is to be resurfaced after nearly 100 crashes on the road in a five-year period.