Wānaka Road Safety Upgrades

A programme of works around Wānaka to improve safety for road users.

About the project

A range of works are complete for roads around Wānaka as part of a programme by Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) and Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Authority to improve safety for road users in the area.

Upgrades included over 9,000 metres of new safety barriers, additional signage, minor earthworks and roadside improvements, road markings, and a range of landscaping and native planting.

These road safety improvements were partially funded by Waka Kotahi’s Road to Zero strategy, which adopts a world leading evidence-based approach and delivers cost effective upgrades to improve road safety.

The contract for this work was awarded to South Roads.

Stages of work

Wānaka Road Safety Upgrades includes four separate stages of work around the Upper Clutha.

  • 1950m of new safety barriers has been installed along Wānaka-Mount Aspiring Road, with no overtaking markings, signage, and minor roadside improvements.

  • 7100m of new safety barriers has been installed on Cardrona Valley Road between Wānaka and Cardrona.


What's the latest?

Friday 10 November 2023:

Work is now complete.