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.

Amberley Ave-Pioneer Highway intersection: August to December

Over the coming months there will be some roadworks happening along Pioneer Highway as Countdown builds its new supermarket.

As part of the consent, we are requiring them to upgrade the intersection with Amberley Avenue to include traffic lights so everyone can continue to move with ease around the area.

Countdown’s contractor Fulton Hogan is doing this work, which will start in late September. There may also be some delays as a separate contractor works on the drains. If there are any major delays, disruptions or diversions likely, we will let you know.

Please note, this is not a Council project. Fulton Hogan was awarded the contract for this work by Countdown. This work does not impact Fulton Hogan’s work on our ongoing road maintenance contract.

Work on the new intersection is planned to finish in early December this year.

Cloverlea roundabout: October to December

We're doing works at the intersection of Tremaine/Botanical Road and Gillespies Line between 7am and 6pm on weekdays.

There will be significant traffic management in place, including at times stop/go lane management and periodic road closures.

If you're unable to take an alternative route, please be prepared for some short delays, and allow extra time for travel.

Roy Street: 18 to 30 October

Shoulder closure and lane shift while we carry out stormwater upgrade works.

Church Street closed between Princess and Victoria: October to December

Starting on Monday 18 October, this section of Church Street will be closed for major works.

Resident and business access only.

Please plan alternative routes and be prepared for short delays.

Footpath closure: Whakarongo

Photo shows satellite map of James Line, overlaid with coloured areas showing where the footpath will be closed during construction, and the location of a temporary pedestrian island.

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 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.