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

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.

Rangitikei Street, 17 to 21 February

A small section of Rangitikei Street will be closed as we carry out vital water upgrades. The century-old water and wastewater pipes in Cuba Street are being replaced, and work needs to occur in the Rangitikei Street intersection.

Rangitikei will be closed from Grey Street to the Square between 7am and 4pm from Monday 17 to Friday 21 February. Detours will be in place and all businesses remain open.

Council is proud to offer some of the best water services in the country, and work like this ensures that remains the case.

Colyton Road: 19 to 21 February

Colyton Road will be closed from the North Road intersection to a point approximately 150m on the hill section, between 7.30am and 4pm Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 February. This is so our roading crew can trench and lay new pipes to the reservoir. 

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.