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Central Otago Mirror - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE -

News that con­struc­tion of Frank­ton’s East­ern Ac­cess Route - newly chris­tened Hawthorne Dr - will start this month is wel­come.

The pres­sure has re­ally gone on the Queen­stown Lakes Dis­trict Coun­cil and the New Zealand Trans­port Agency to do some­thing to al­le­vi­ate the pres­sure on traf­fic around Frank­ton and it is well beyond time we started see­ing some ac­tion.

The air­port has also an­nounced it is con­struct­ing 50 more carparks but time will tell if they are used or many trav­ellers will still opt for the free carpark­ing in res­i­den­tial ar­eas.

I am cu­ri­ous as to what progress Clutha-South­land MP Todd Bar­clay can make on hav­ing SH6 widened and get­ting rid of the road­side park­ing be­tween the air­port and BP round­about.

The project is al­ready on the NZTA radar and if it can be fast tracked that would be great but where are all of those peo­ple - mostly air­port users ac­cord­ing to an air­port sur­vey - go­ing to park?

– Debbie Jamieson

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