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

The Square: Main to Church Street, January until further notice

Both lanes in this section of the Square are closed for Streets for People construction. Please follow the signposted detours. All businesses in this part of the street are open and the footpaths remain open for pedestrian access.


Short delays through Ashhurst, 11 May until late July

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to expect short delays when travelling 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 Ashhurst Traffic Mitigation project. More information about the project can be found at

James Line, 31 July until 7 August

Pedestrian improvements continue with construction of a second crossing near the railway line. These works will take approximately one week. 

The road may be reduced to a single lane in places. Please avoid parking vehicles on the street, especially in the vicinity of the excavation works, to minimise congestion and disruption to other traffic.

Access to properties will generally be available, however drivers should allow extra time.

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.