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

Stoney Creek Road, 21 January until further notice

Stoney Creek Road is closed from the Napier Road intersection through to the Railway crossing 150 metres north of Whakarongo School. Napier Road remains a 100 kilometre an hour speed zone with no provision for traffic to stop at the intersection.

Once complete this will reduce traffic queues on State Highway 3 and make it safer to pick up and drop off children at the school.

While this work is being carried out we encourage parents to drop off their children on James Line, where they can walk safely along the 800 metre long shared pathway to the school. There is also a temporary parking area adjacent to the railway crossing on Stoney Creek Road, where parents can park and walk their children 150 metres to the school gates.

There will be no unauthorised access to Stoney Creek Road from Napier Road for the full term of the road closure. Special arrangements have been made for school staff, parents of children with special needs, and tradesmen to access the school at certain times.

Mihaere Drive, 2 to 9 June

Overnight road closures and daytime stop-and-go on Mihaere Drive from Kaimanawa Street to Keith Street from Tuesday 2 June. This maintenance work is expected to take eight nights.

Higgins will start setting up each night at 6pm and will work til around 5am the next day. The work will see the top layer of the road (about 100mm) removed and laid with new asphalt concrete. Some deeper repairs will also be done at the same time.

A stop-and-go traffic management system will be operational during the day, but in the evenings, during construction, the road will be closed.


Short delays through Ashhurst, 11 May until late July

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to expect short delays when traveling through Ashhurst village over the next few months. Contractors will be working on several sites including Salisbury Street, Cambridge Avenue and nearby side roads from Monday 11 May until late July.

Speed restrictions and stop/go traffic management will be in place at times and drivers should allow extra time to travel through and around the village.

Cycle and walking access will be maintained during the works.

Waka Kotahi would like to thank road users and the community for their patience and cooperation during this work. The work is part of the Ashurst Traffic Mitigation project. More information about the project can be found at

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.