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SH1 Caversham Highway Improvements

Updated: 14 May 2013

The main benefits of this project are improved traffic flows, increased safety, and reduced travel times on Dunedin's 3km southern arterial route between Andersons Bay Rd and Lookout Point.


New road formation above Aberfeldy St.

Stage 1 of this two stage project involving the four-laning of the existing two-lane Caversham bypass from the King Edward St over bridge and Barnes Drive was completed in October 2012.

Work on Stage 2, the $20M and $25M Caversham Valley Safety Improvements project started in November 2012. This will see State highway 1 upgraded between Barnes Drive and Lookout Point and is due for completion toward the end of 2014.

Overall project benefits

  • More reliable and reduced travel times
  • Relief of peak hour traffic congestion
  • Improved safety
  • Completes the four-laning of SH1 from Andersons Bay Rd, Dunedin to Mosgiel
  • General improvement in the movement of freight between the Dunedin city environs and Port Otago.