Roadworks and road closures

This page lists roadworks that may result in detours and delays, as well as other situations when you might need to take extra care to look out for other road users. 

Ferguson and Pitt Streets

In early May, we started upgrading watermains sitting beneath the intersection at Ferguson and Pitt Streets. 

This work is expected to take five weeks and involves traffic detours.  

Parts of this work will require lane closures. Detours will change depending on the part of the road we are working on, so we recommend avoiding the area as there might be delays.  

Access remains unaffected to homes, businesses and schools in the area. Rubbish and recycling services are also running normally.  

This is the first stage of a wider upgrade to Ferguson and Pitt Streets, designed to help traffic flow around our city centre more smoothly. This includes installing traffic lights, widening the road and safer crossing points for pedestrians. However, we must first replace the concrete pipes below the road – some of which are 60-90 years old – with plastic pipes, so they’re more resilient, leak-proof and can move in an earthquake. 

Tremaine Ave night work

Our contractors Fulton Hogan are working on Tremaine Ave at night, from Heretaunga Street to Midhurst Street. 

This involves digging under the road to remove areas where the soil is failing and causing potholes in the road. These areas are then refilled and resealed with asphalt.

The work will be completed at night from Sunday to Thursday (15-19 May).  Working hours will be between 7pm-7am.

The work will focus around three areas of Tremaine Ave:

  • Thames Street intersection 
  • Shelley Street intersection
  • Milson Line intersection 

What to do if you’re driving in the area? 

  • When work is near Thames Street and Milson Line, traffic will be diverted via Malden Street. You’ll still be able to get in and out of your home or business but there could be the odd delay at times. 
  • Work at Shelley Street will operate under a stop/go system.

We will need parts of the street to be clear of parked vehicles on the night. These areas will be coned off. If you are at home while this is occurring, it will be noisier than normal, but we will do our best to limit the noise as much as possible.

Footpath closure: Whakarongo


Map showing where the footpath is closed and the location of the temporary pedestrian island.

We've begun work on our new residential subdivision at Whakarongo, which has meant closing the footpath directly in front of the subdivision. We understand this will affect Whakarongo School students, so we're installing a temporary crossing point near the site (you can see this on the map) for the duration of this construction period.

To access the shared pathway, people who usually use the subdivision side of the footpath will need to cross to the other side at the temporary crossing, walk towards the railway crossing, and cross the road again at the existing crossing point.

Reduced speed limit on James Line until further notice

During construction at Whakarongo we'll have a number of trucks coming and going throughout the day. This, teamed with the footpath being closed and the need for children to cross the road, means we've dropped the speed limit to 30km/h between Ivy Lane and Brooklyn Heights Drive. 

Please observe any signs, watch out for children, and drive with care.

State highways

NZTA is responsible for state highways. See its website for information about the work it's doing. Current projects in our region include SH57/SH1 to Shannon, the Manawatū Gorge road replacement, and Ashhurst traffic mitigation and safety improvements. There's also a journey planner to help you plan your trip, including updates on delays, roadworks and road closures.