A cycle and pedestrian underpass under State Highway 8 at Clyde and seal extension of the Nuggets Rd in the Catlins will become a reality after funding was approved for the projects this week.
Nearly $4.4 million will be spent on the next stage of upgrading Gorge Rd, the Queenstown Lakes District Council's utilities committee meeting decided yesterday.
As the winter months set in, many Dunedin residents will turn their attention to how they will tackle ice-covered roads and treacherous footpaths on the city's snow days.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has scheduled two significant road projects costing nearly $2 million for next month.
Gritting of alpine roads will continue in the Queenstown Lakes district this winter, after a flood of submissions convinced the New Zealand Transport Agency and the district council to keep funding the safety measure.
Some Dunedin roading projects could be deferred to save money if the planned $188 million Otago Stadium development proceeds, Dunedin City Council staff have suggested.
The Crown Range Rd will get a $1.6 million upgrade after the Queenstown Lakes District Council's utilities committee approved a concept design at its meeting yesterday.
Keep the North Otago coast road - between Oamaru and the Waianakarua River mouth - was the clear message given to Waitaki District Council councillors and staff yesterday.
The seal of the busy main road into Queenstown will "fall to bits" if it is not resurfaced in an essential $700,000 project before this winter, the New Zealand Transport Agency says.
Repairs to the surface of the $13.1 million State Highway 88 realignment behind the Forsyth Barr Stadium have been needed since it opened to traffic on Monday.
Motorists can use the Northern Gateway Toll Road out of Auckland for free this weekend but after that will have to fork out.
The cost of upgrading the Lucas Pl roundabout and Sir Henry Wigley Dr, in Frankton, has ballooned by $247,000 to $696,925 because more pavement and stormwater improvements are needed than budgeted for.
A long-awaited realignment of State Highway 1 at Waitati is set to start early next year, and measures including car pooling and bus bays appear to have allayed the concerns of the local community.
The Dunedin City Council is asking the Chalmers Community Board for its view on a proposed road widening to accommodate walkers and cyclists between Careys Bay and Aramoana.
Future investment in Otago's transport network is likely to be prioritised towards maintaining the region's highways and roads, with the potential for diverting more freight options towards rail, and pushing for ongoing improvements to travel safety.
Government funding of transport is to be overhauled with the biggest effect an extra $1 billion spent on state highways over the next three years, Prime Minister John Key announced today.
Dunedin motorists are being asked to have their say on issues ranging from the closure of John Wilson Ocean Dr to the city's new parking regime.
The Waitaki District Council will discuss the issue of State Highway 1 at Big Kuri Creek, just north of Hampden, and at Richmond-Hilderthorpe - both sections of road closed recently due to flooding - with the New Zealand Transport Agency.
Queenstown Lakes District Council has moved to adopt a $105,000 option to upgrade the river eroded Von Rd - the sole public access to Mt Nicholas Station, Walter Peak Station and the Walter Peak visitor centre.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is keen to find out how the community views council's response, after two major snow events in the past two weeks.