Channel 9 news reports the Regional Transport Committee of the Otago Regional Council has a $520 million programme to cover all roading projects in Otago, including major projects and maintenance, for the next three years.
The programme will be lodged with the New Zealand Transport Agency and assessed with those from around the country.
The NZTA board meets at the end of July. The Regional Transport Committee expects the tick-off on most of its projects then.
The three major projects prioritised for Dunedin are:
– Completion of the Caversham Corridor (worth $15 million)
– Extension of the pedestrian and cycle way from Maia to Port Chalmers
– Improvements from Frederick Street to Parry Street, including the realignment of a section of State Highway 88 and a new bridge over the Leith Stream. The project has been on the drawing board for quite some time; it recognises the high pedestrian count on Anzac Avenue and the need to separate off heavy traffic for greater safety. Construction of the stadium has brought the project forward.