Visitors eases as street works finish

Heavy traffic along Cumberland St heading North this afternoon. Photo: Peter McIntosh

Heavy visitors alongside Cumberland St heading North this afternoon. Photograph: Peter McIntosh

Congestion of Cumberland St in Dunedin has eased after street works precipitated visitors to again up this afternoon.

The NZ Transport Company stated visitors was flowing easily within the space now that the street works have been accomplished

Earlier at this time motorists had been informed to anticipate delays and a rise in visitors as upkeep was carried out on a one-way in central Dunedin.

Automobiles had been backed up alongside Cumberland St (SH1) as they headed north.

NZTA stated the reason for the delays and visitors was attributable to “unplanned service upkeep” which had resulted within the closure of one of many lanes.

A motorist who was caught in visitors stated they ended up sitting by way of an entire cycle of inexperienced lights earlier than having the ability to get by way of the intersection.

Visitors was additionally impacting motorists heading south.

One other motorist who was driving south on the a technique stated that it took 20 minutes to get from the Dunedin Botanic Backyard to Albany St.

“There was no escape as Dundas St is blocked off as a result of they’re nonetheless engaged on the bridge,” he stated.