Road and Highway Conditions

Information on roading maintenance activities scheduled for Council owned and maintained roading network on the Coromandel.

Alerts will be posted on our homepage if there are any roading issues on the Coromandel. Or, get alerts sent to your inbox via our email newsletters, or check the latest updates on our Facebook page.

Road closure for replacement of a new footbridge on Whitianga Esplanade

Work to replace the existing pedestrian footbridge located on Whitianga Esplanade will start Monday 30 November and is scheduled to be completed by Thursday 17 December.

The Esplanade will be closed to vehicles between Monk Street and Victoria Street on Monday 30 November and Monday 14 December with a detour in place on Monk Street, Albert Street, and Blacksmith Lane.

Pedestrians will be required to use the footbridge located approximately 100m upstream of the site while the road closure is in place on Monday 30 November and Monday 14 December. 

Between these dates the Esplanade will be open to one-way traffic (northbound only) with a temporary pedestrian footpath in place along the Eslpanade. This will be in place from Monday 30 November - Thursday 17 December.

Our Council road and resealing work 2020

Tuesday 1 December

  • Coromandel - Waikawau Beach Rd & Colville Rd.
  • Thames - Beach Rd, Sealey St, Dickson St & Owen St.

Wednesday 2 December

  • Kennedy Bay - Waihirere Dr
  • Moehau - Torehina Hgts
  • Whitianga - Landel Pl
  • Thames - Cochrane St & Richmond St

As the weather fines up we're getting into our Council road resealing maintenance programme. Work will start early October and be completed prior to December (weather dependant) across all areas of our District including some carpark areas.

We’re sending letters to all affected households on urban streets before work begins so vehicles can be parked off road. Vehicles parked on roads following notification may be towed at the owner’s cost so work can proceed.

The planned programme can be found below or on our website each week, however this may change dependant on conditions so please check our Facebook page and listen to the daily broadcast on local radio stations for updates.

Following the resealing, there will be speed restrictions and loose chip for a while, which will be re-swept if necessary.

We will do our best to minimise inconvenience to motorists, but please be patient and follow the directions of traffic controllers and temporary speed restriction signs.

You can view a summary of other scheduled weekly roading activities in our district on our website -

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's State Highway 25 summer chipseal resurfacing programme also begins this week. Click here for more information.

State Highways 

To review the status of State Highway 25 and State HIghway 25A (Kopu-Hikuai Road) on the Coromandel, sign up to receive email alerts here or please visit the New Zealand Transport Agency's (NZTA) website. NZTA manages this highway.

We will also try and provide the latest updates on the Highway as we receive information from NZTA.

Here's a map of State Highway 25 and our local roading network online.

Travel Times and Distances

Find out about the travel distances to the Peninsula and around the Peninsula by car and road.