NZTA (our dear Mr Jim Harland, ex DCC Chief Executive….) yesterday confirmed there would be a $408 million spend in Otago over the next three years through its National Land Transport programme.
New Zealand Transport Agency: Southern Region – Media Release
$400 million plus investment in the Otago transport system
Updated: 30 Jun 2015 01:00pm
The NZ Transport Agency has announced details of a programme with a provisional total of $406 million to be invested in Otago’s transport system over the next three years, through the 2015-18 National Land Transport programme. Link
Re $19.9 million safety improvements to Portobello and Harington Point roads:
(comment at ODT Online)
So, let me get this right
Submitted by murray grimwood on Wed, 01/07/2015 – 9:23am.
We are going to fill in yet more of the harbour, altering flows and flushing. We are going to use rock from Blackhead to do it. We are going to do this using 100% fossil fuels. We are – it goes without saying – not going to offset the carbon involved (nor the carbon involved in spending the wages/profits earned).
And all this to a road at a level where high-tide and a bit of wind already puts salt water on the pavement? What happens with more powerful storm events atop a 50cm higher sea?
Don’t call this a Long Term Plan; call it short-term, short-sighted and short on thinking.
NZTA highlights (via ODT Online)
● $36m with Otago Regional Council for public transport, including a new bus hub in Dunedin.
● $10m for cycling and walking network in Dunedin, including $3.5m for urban cycleways.
● $2.6m for seal extension on the Nuggets Rd, near Kaka Point.
● Finishing more sections of Harington Point to Dunedin cycleway [$19.9 million safety improvements to Portobello and Harington Point roads].
● Completing final stage of SH88 shared cycling and walking path between Dunedin and Port Chalmers [to be completed in three years].
● Completion of Dunedin’s one-way system cycleway [to be completed in three years].
● Completion of the four-lane section of the Caversham Highway.
● New two-lane Kawarau Falls Bridge.
● SH1 bypass at Edendale.
● Route improvements throughout region for freight vehicles.
● Widening the Kakaho Creek Bridge at Hampden.
● Investigations into improved route resilience on SH1 between Dunedin and Glenavy.
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