Roadworks and road closures

This page lists planned road closures 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

Pahiatua Track: Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 September

NZTA is inspecting three roads on foot between SH57 Aokautere and SH2 Pahiatua. Each one will be closed between 8.30am to 2.30pm progressively as follows:

  • Pahiatua-Aokautere Road – Tuesday 24 September
  • Makomako Road – Wednesday 25 September
  • Pahiatua-Mangahao Road – Thursday 26 September

The detour route will be the Saddle Road. Due to the minimal road width, this closure is necessary to provide a safe working environment for inspection teams to identify all asset faults and required repairs. Other minor maintenance activities will also be undertaken at this time. Access to all local properties will be maintained throughout this period.

Stoney Creek Road: 4pm to 8pm, Thursday 17 October

Whakarongo School is hosting its annual Agriculture Day on 17 October. The road will be closed to vehicles from Hendersons Line to Napier Road (State Highway 3). In case the event is postponed, the alternative date is the following Thursday, 24 October.

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.