Views sought on Caversham Highway improvements


Residents in the Barnes Drive area have an opportunity to have their say on a variety of proposed work associated with the four-laning of the Caversham Highway between Barnes Drive and Andersons Bay Road in Dunedin.

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is seeking their feedback on walking and cycling facilities, changes to the Goodall St footbridge, landscaping and the road layout at the Barnes Drive intersection. Details of the proposed changes, along with a feedback form, have just been sent to those living in the area along with a feedback form.

Project Manager Simon Underwood says that while the key aim of the works is to improve the safety and flow of traffic on the highway, the project design needs to consider much wider range issues as well, and the views of the local community can make an important contribution to this.

“One notable change in this area will be the Goodall Street pedestrian bridge, which needs to be lengthened and raised, and the ramp length increased. Part of the proposed work to the bridge would involve repositioning it to align with McCracken St, with the bridge ramp linking to Goodall St”. 

Mr Underwood said work will start soon on expanding the existing rhododendron beds along Barnes Drive with rhododendrons from the Glen being transplanted into these.  This is being done so these plants that need to be removed to accommodate project works in the Glen area continue to be a feature of this corridor. 

Plans of the proposed cycle and pedestrian links and changes to the Goodall St pedestrian Bridge can be viewed at Feedback closes on Monday 5 July 2010.