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.
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.
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.
Repairs to Skippers road after slips and washouts during winter have cost the Queenstown Lakes District Council $193,000.
The first phase of a long-term project to widen the road from Aramoana to Port Chalmers is due to begin shortly, with the first contract package awarded recently.
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.
An "Otta" sealing programme will begin on some unsealed roads in Queenstown this week, costing the Queenstown Lakes District Council $210,000 per year, but expected to prove cost-effective in future.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has signed a new open book-style roading maintenance contract with Downer EDI Works Ltd.
Otago roading projects are to receive $295 million over the next three years, $51 million less in subsidies than Otago land transport authorities were seeking.
Cuts to the national roading programme will be keenly felt in the Clutha district, with officials fuming over nearly $8 million worth of projects being lost and rural Otago roads suffering neglect.
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.
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.
A new ranking system for smaller roading projects could help diffuse tensions between the Dunedin City Council and community boards.
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.
The Government's plan to spend more money building roads has horrified the Greens who say it is the wrong way to deal with transport problems.
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.
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.
Motorists can use the Northern Gateway Toll Road out of Auckland for free this weekend but after that will have to fork out.
The future of heavy traffic routes through Mosgiel, the subject of heated debate for at least a decade, will be reviewed after estimated costs more than doubled.