Expect delays on Frankton Track

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Major tree felling and upgrade work will cause delays to users of Frankton Track, council has warned.

The work is part of a large-scale maintenance and improvement programme.

It’ll affect the area from Frankton Marina to Park Street and involves tree felling and track resurfacing – temporary closures will be required to allow the work to proceed safely.

Queenstown Lakes District Council general manager community services Paul Wilson said track users might prefer to divert to Frankton Road for the next few weeks.

“Council is taking the opportunity to undertake this work during the quietest month on the Frankton Track so we can minimise disruption to track users,” he said.

Traffic management would be in place with delays expected to last for up to 15 minutes to allow for tree felling, movement of vehicles involved in track resurfacing and grade improvement work in the area between Villa del Lago and The Oaks.

The wilding and unstable trees removed during the work would be replaced by more than 1000 beech trees and other native plants. The track upgrading would also result in the elimination of a short, steep section of the track which was difficult for less-able bodied track users to negotiate.