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.

Our plans for transport over the next 10 years

Over the next decade, we’re planning to spend $481M on new transport projects. Find out more on our long-term plan website, then give feedback on our plans for transport in the 'general feedback' section of our submission form.

Read more about our plans for transport


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Amberley Avenue bridge repair

A section of Amberley Avenue is now reduced to one lane to ensure the safety of all road users as we investigate a structural issue on a bridge.

The bridge spans across a stormwater drain on the section of Amberley Avenue between Pencarrow St and Caroline Cres.

A small road bridge crosses a culvert.

The culvert under the bridge was scheduled for repairs in 2024, though its structural condition has deteriorated more rapidly than anticipated. We're now putting restrictions in place while we consider how best to address the issue.

As part of our mitigation efforts, traffic management is now in place to reduce the section of road to a single lane of traffic. Additionally, to further ensure safety, the area is closed to commercial and heavy vehicles until the repair is completed.

Acting Transport and Development Group Manager Bryce Hosking says we are committed to taking swift action to address this issue and get the bridge back open.

"We appreciate the reduction to one lane may cause some inconvenience, and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this period. The safety of our residents is our top priority, and we are working diligently to address the structural concerns of the bridge on Amberley Avenue."

In December, elected members decided to replace the culvert with a new 12-metre single span bridge. 

Chelwood Street wastewater pipes upgrade

 We are upgrading our wastewater network on Chelwood Street, from Botanical Road to Pascal Street.

Stage one is from Botanical to Shamrock. The remaining section to Pascal Street will be completed by the end of April.

We are expecting to start this work on Monday 27 November 2023, and you'll see our crew anytime from 6.30am to 7pm. The work includes renewing the main wastewater pipe along Chelwood Street and its connections to all properties. 

Chelwood Street will be closed to through traffic

You’ll always have access to and from your homes, but the road will be closed to other motorists during the day and vehicle speeds will be reduced to 30 km/h. Traffic along Chelwood Street will return to two lanes each night.

We ask you not to park your vehicles on the street as our team works to minimise congestion and disruption. While you’ll have access to your properties, there may be some unavoidable delays at times. 

Map shows proposed traffic management on Chelwood Street

Chelwood Street will be closed to through traffic TMP

Vehicle speeds will be reduced to 30 km/h and traffic along Chelwood Street will return to two lanes each night.

We will have to ask you not to park your vehicles on the street as our team works to minimise congestion and disruption. Access to properties will remain available, however, there may be some unavoidable delays at times.

College Street / Botanical Road traffic lights

We are upgrading the traffic signals at the intersection of College and Botanical Street from 15 April.

Each side of the intersection will be closed for a couple of days to enable Fulton Hogan to install a right-turn arrow.

We are doing this in the school holidays to minimise disruptions and the closures are expected to be in place for about two weeks.

The first section is on Botanical Road on the side of West End School. The second section is on College Street by West End School side. The third section is on College Street at the Awapuni end.

VMS Boards are in place to assist with detours.

Victoria Esplanade and Lido Aquatic Centre users can still access these destinations from Cook Street, or by coming down Park Road from the Fitzherbert end, however, access will be restricted from Botanical.

Traffic management will remain on site following the closures until the installation of the traffic signals is complete. The location of the work is shown below.

Map shows stages of the botanical road/college street intersection upgrade

Custom Street, Ashhurst, upgrade

The upgrade of Custom Street in Ashhurst continues lifting the street to an urban standard with footpaths, drainage improvements, and road widening.

This project is due for completion by 30 June 2024.

Featherston Street safety upgrades

Construction on this project is being carried out in two stages:

  • Stage 1 (Aroha to Rangitikei Streets): From 16 January to late-February.
  • Stage 2 (Rangitikei to North Streets): From late-February to late April.

To minimise disruption to daily traffic, construction will take place at night, from 6pm to 6am Sunday to Thursday.

During these periods, road closures and detours will be in place. The road will return to normal during the day, but there may be reduced speeds and cones in some areas. There will be no work on Friday or Saturday nights, or on public holidays.

Businesses and schools along the construction route will remain accessible throughout the work period. 

Cars must not be parked on the street within the construction zone after 6pm.

Read more about this project

Railway Road full road closure

Railway Road is under a 24/7 road closure from Monday 29 April.

This job includes upgrading the surface of the road so it can continue to be used by freight and heavy vehicles.

Road closures are starting from Monday 29 April and the job will take about two months.

We are closing the road to enable contractor Fulton Hogan to rebuild the road as quickly as possible from the rail bridge to the entrance of, but not including City Fitness. This means they can work two shifts per day, from 5am to 11pm.

The main entrance to City Fitness will be closed, however, the secondary access entrance just before the main entrance will be unaffected for customers to access the gym.

A temporary pedestrian crossing will be constructed near PlaceMakers/Francis Way to City Fitness for anyone that parks on Francis Way.

The long-term plan is to complete the entire section from the rail bridge to Tremaine Avenue, however, this work will be staged in three sections over multiple years.

VMS boards are in place to assist with detours.

Victoria Esplanade safety upgrades

Raised pedestrian crossings and landscape work is being done at Victoria Esplanade in March by Wildbase Recovery Centre and Esplanade Café. Parts of the road will be closed – follow signage.

The Esplanade will not be open to traffic until 9am each day and there will be no through traffic from Park Road to Manawaroa Street for the duration of construction.

We expect to complete the first crossing before the school holidays. Work on the second crossing by the Esplanade Café will start after the school holiday break.

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.