16 May 2024

Around the motu: Jonathan Leask in Ashburton

From Nine To Noon, 10:45 am on 16 May 2024
Ashburton could be set to get a second bridge over the Hakatere River.

Photo: Ashburton Guardian / Jonathan Leask via LDR

The cost estimates of a second Ashburton Bridge are rising. The Ashburton District Council has received 1525 submissions on its long-term plan and hearing are due to finish today.

And a speed limit drop to 50 kilometres per hour in Rakaia has been welcomed by the community, but concerns remain for pedestrians trying to cross the busy stretch of State Highway 1.

Local Democracy Reporter - Mid Canterbury Jonathan Leask from the Ashburton Guardian