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.