Hawthorne Drive opens

22 June 2017

Otago Daily Times

It's been a long and winding road but the first stage of the much-awaited Hawthorne Dr extension is officially open for traffic

Article courtesy of Otago Daily Times, Tracey Roxburgh

t's been a long and winding road but the first stage of the much-awaited Hawthorne Dr extension is officially open for traffic. Yesterday Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult and his wife, Karen, were the first to drive the 2km section of the Wakatipu’s newest road, linking Remarkables Park to Glenda Dr around the back of Queenstown Airport, taking the trip in style in a red 1960 Jaguar.

At the opening ceremony, Fulton Hogan stakeholder relations group executive manager Jules Fulton acknowledged the many parties involved in the project, including the Porter family.

The first sod was turned on November 3 last year with some "big commitments" made to get part of it open by this winter.

Those commitments had been met on time and on budget and the remainder of the road would be completed by Christmas, Mr Fulton said.

Full article here https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/queenstown/mayor-opens-first-stage-link-road

 

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