Roadworks and road closures

This page shows roadworks by Council and any of our contractors that may result in significant detours and delays.

It doesn't identify roadworks being done by other agencies, such as power and telecommunications companies.

Most of our roading projects take place over summer, but we carry out some routine maintenance to our water network over winter.

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Ferguson Street safety improvements

Two lanes of traffic will be maintained along Ferguson Street at reduced speeds of 30 km/h.

As work progresses down the street, it’s likely that two intersections will be affected for periods of construction.

The intersection at Linton Street will be temporarily closed and traffic diverted. The same will happen when work is near the South Street intersection. You’ll still be able to access these two streets from College Street, just not Ferguson.

Access to businesses and homes will remain unaffected. For more visit Ferguson Street safety improvements

James Line upgrade

Fulton Hogan will start the road rebuild from Kelvin Grove Road to Schnell Drive on Monday 20 March. The work will be done during weekdays, and they expect to finish in September.

Road closures will be in place at the following locations:

  • Intersection at Kelvin Grove Road/James Line.
    There will be no access at this end of the site as there will be barriers in place.
  • Intersection at Parnell Heights Drive/James Line.
    Barriers will be in place, and motorists are asked to access Parnell Heights Drive via McLeavey Drive.
  • Intersection at Schnell Drive/James Line.
    A road closure will be in place to the wider public here, but Fulton Hogan will escort residents through the intersection. You will see a staff member in a high vest jacket who will guide and assist you through the site to your property during working hours.
  • Schnell Drive
    This road will operate under a stop and go when required.

The work includes digging the road to more than half a metre deep. During this time, you will always have access to your property, but our contractor might use temporary ramps to get vehicles in and out of driveways.

Rubbish and recycling services will remain unaffected. On-street parking will be limited, and we ask that during working hours your vehicles are left inside your property boundary and out of the work site.

The 111 and the 112 bus routes (including the Whakarongo School deviation) will be significantly impacted by this construction, and detours may be in place. Horizons Regional Council will publish detour information on its website and Facebook page.

Pioneer Highway reduced to one lane of traffic during the day

 We’re upgrading our wastewater pipes on Pioneer Highway. This includes renewing the main wastewater pipe along Pioneer Highway and its connections to all properties from Cardiff Street to Botanical Road.

Our crew is working anytime from 7am to 7pm. We expect to finish by Easter.

We are digging along the south-bound lane on Pioneer Highway at Cardiff Street. We will gradually shift towards Botanical Road.

Map indicates the detour plan for Pioneer Highway wastewater project
  • Vehicle speeds will be reduced to 30 km/h.
  • Traffic into Palmerston North will be redirected along Maxwell’s Line.
  • Traffic heading out of town remain unaffected.
  • Pioneer Highway will return to two lanes each night.

Richardsons and Setters Line

Richardsons and Setters Line is closed to everyone except residents until April.

Contractors are widening the road, building a gravel footpath and installing water, wastewater and stormwater services.

Seddon Street speed humps installation

Our road maintenance contractor, Fulton Hogan, is constructing traffic calming humps along Seddon Street. 

This work is proposed to start on Tuesday 28 March 2023, from 7am to 6pm.

The works is expected to take 1-week weather permitting – if it’s wet, the job could be delayed. The locations of the raised humps is the blue dots below.

Maps shows the locations of the raised speed humps with blue dots.

You’ll still be able to access your homes and businesses, but on street parking will be restricted in the work areas.

We’ll have stop /go in place which means the road can still operate. You’ll still be able to get in and out of your home or business, but there could be the odd delay at times.

Pedestrians, people on bikes, buses and rubbish/recycling trucks can use the road or footpaths as normal.

State highways

NZTA is responsible for state highways. Visit its website for information about the work it's doing. There's also a journey planner to help you plan your trip, including updates on delays, roadworks and road closures.