29 Nov 2023

Canterbury councils want to spend ten-billion on transport upgrades

From Morning Report, 6:41 am on 29 November 2023

Canterbury councils want to spend about $10 billion on transport upgrades and maintenance over the next decade.

The region's mayors have agreed on a wish list, called the draft Regional Land Transport Plan, and will seek local feedback from early next year.

Among the most important projects are a second bridge over the Ashburton River, to keep traffic moving when the river is in flood, and a bypass around Woodend, north of Christchurch.

Canterbury Regional Transport Committee chair Peter Scott spoke to Corin Dann.