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.

Scheduled road closures

There are currently no scheduled road closures in Palmerston North.


Churchill Avenue, Monday 12 October until further notice

Stormwater upgrade works are underway in Churchill Ave, with intermittent road closures and disruption to traffic at the Albert Street end of the road.

Please drive with care and follow any signposted detours.

Parents dropping children off at Hokowhitu School should expect delays on Churchill and may wish to plan an alternative route.

This work is scheduled to finish before Christmas. 

Fitzherbert Avenue, Tuesday 20 October to early November

We're repairing the section of road between College Street and Te Awe Awe Street, and when work is underway that lane will be closed.

This work is expected to take two weeks, but could take a little longer depending on the weather.

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. There's also a journey planner to help you plan your trip, including updates on delays, roadworks and road closures.