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Jennifer Horgan —

We have asked to be kept up-to-date with roadworks that will affect our families over the coming months. Thanks to Suze Watt, Customer and Stakeholder Manager Downer New Zealand, for providing us with the following information.

State Highway traffic detour past school

On Wednesday 12 December, traffic will be detoured from State Highway 1 and along Gladstone Road South. The detour is required to repair damage to the wire rope barriers sustained in the recent accident. The detour will be in place between 9am and 2:30pm.

Mosgiel State Highway 87 / Gordon Road repair work

Preparations are underway by the NZ Transport Agency and their maintenance contractor Downer to repair State Highway 87 / Gordon Road. The road will be repaired between Nellies/Hotel Taieri and Cargill St. The most extensive work will be around the Inglis St traffic light intersection and the approaches to it.

During the works you can expect closures to side streets from Gordon Road, no parking on Gordon Road, temporary bus stops and/or routes, rough and bumpy road surfaces, and restricted temporary speeds of 30km/hour. Gordon Road will also be reduced to one lane in the work area so there will be delays to travel through Mosgiel.

The work is scheduled to commence on 9 January 2019 and is weather dependant. As the work will take 4-6 weeks, this will impact on your travel through January and for the start of the school year. Because these works will alter travel patterns in Mosgiel, to ensure more consistent and reliable travel times on your journey, you are encouraged to use Three Mile Hill and Riccarton Road to travel to/from Dunedin during this time. This will help minimise congestion at the Hagart Alexander Drive traffic lights and delays.

Downer are currently working with the Otago Regional Council (ORC) about temporary changes to the bus services. ORC will release the relevant information for public transport users via their normal media channels.

If you wish to receive email updates about the project, please email coastalotago@downer.co.nz and ask to be added to the Mosgiel email updates list. These updates will let you know what is happening and where. You can also contact that address should you have any questions about the works.