Between 2006 and 2015, twelve people were seriously injured in crashes on SH88, most were loss of control crashes where a vehicle left the road with a number ending up in the Otago Harbour.
Key features of this project
- The installation of safety barriers along most of SH88.
- A three metre wide asphalted pathway.
- Lighting along the full length of the path.
- Fencing separating the path and main trunk rail line.
What can be expected?
Construction funding has been approved for the SH88 safety improvements, including building the last section of the SH88 shared walking and cycling path between St Leonards and Port Chalmers. The path is expected to be completed by 2022.
We are taking a stage approached to on-highway safety improvement work. Side safety barrier are being installed in high-risk locations on the sections of SH88 between Maia and Port Chalmers, taking into account cyclist safety. Further safety improvements on this section of highway will coincide with the completion of the final stage of the Dunedin to Port Chalmers shared walking and cycling path.
Improvements to Dunedin bus services including all buses now being fitted with cycle racks, makes busing an even more attractive way to move about our city. Full details on Dunedin’s upgraded bus services are on the Otago Regional Council's website(external link)