Road and Highway Conditions

Important roading alerts will be visible at the top of our homepagePlease note that news on our Council roads is updated as soon as we receive confirmed reports from our roading crews. Please take care and drive to the conditions.

Weather-related road alerts

Please be patient, allow extra time for your journey, drive to the conditions and follow directions on signs and from our traffic management crews. We want everyone to get where they're going safely.

We've had reports of people moving signs and taking traffic management into their own hands. Please leave it to our roading contractors. If you spot any issues on roads report them to 0800 Highways (for State Highways) or our Council's call centre for local roads on 07 868 0200. 


The latest on our local Council roads

Neavesville Road, Pūriri - slip repair

Work will begin Monday 20 May to repair slip damage at the 1.72km mark from the junction with SH26. The work is expected to be completed by Friday 7 June.
Work will take place Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm with traffic management in place including speed restrictions. Expect 15-minute delays during work hours.


Colville Road ongoing repairs

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Our Council is carrying out several repair projects in close proximity on Colville Rd over the next 2-3 months. This will cause some disruption with rolling road closures and stop/go traffic light restrictions in place. We apologise for any inconvenience, but the work is necessary to repair storm and cyclone damage from 2023.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as the work progresses. We recommend planning ahead to ensure the least amount of disruption to your journey.

Full details of works, locations and closures are provided below, under the expandable blue tab called Northern Coromandel Rd repairs - Colville Rd & Kennedy Bay Rd. We've provided contact information for the relevant contractors but if you have concerns at any point, please contact the customer service team on 07 868 0200, or email customer.services@tcdc.govt.nz.

The site at 15.07km will have periodic road closures through the day from Monday to Friday until about July to allow the work to be done more speedily:

  • 7am to 8am - road closed | 8am to 8.30am - road open
  • 8.30am to 12.30pm - road closed | 12.30pm to 1pm - road open
  • 1pm to 3.30pm - road closed | 3.30pm to 4pm - road open
  • 4pm to 5pm - road closed | After 5pm through to 7am the next morning - road open

The other three sites will be under stop-go traffic management.

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Tuck Rd nib kerb, Whangamatā

Work is underway on Tuck Rd in Whangamatā for a nib kerb project, taking place between 7am and 6pm Monday to Saturday. The project is expected to take about seven weeks. During this time, there will be a one-way closure from Rutherford Road to Port Road, then mirrored from Port Road to Rutherford Road.

When the above is complete, the work will move to the Tuck Road loop – Port Road to Beach Access 3. Access will be restricted except for residents and emergency services.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this work. If you have any concerns, please contact the customer service team on 07 868 0200, or emailcustomer.services@tcdc.govt.nz.

Tuck Rd nib kerb, Whangamatā

  • From: Monday 29 April
  • Duration: 7 weeks (weather dependent)
  • Contractor: EPL Construction
  • Location: Tuck Rd, Whangamatā (map below)

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Priority sites for repair: Northern Coromandel | The 309 | State Highways (Waka Kotahi NZTA)

  • Work continues around the district to address damage to more than 70 sites identified as requiring repairs.
  • The majority of damage is clustered around the roads north of Coromandel Town where access is already difficult.
  • As far as possible, we'll be making every effort to keep roads open as we carry out repairs.
  • Click here to read our FAQs on road repairs after storms.

Northern Coromandel repairs - Colville Rd & Kennedy Bay Rd

Colville Rd RP 15.07km (location below)

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  • Resealing work is being done.
  • Project is expected to start Monday 29th April and expected to be completed mid-July (weather allowing).
  • Site will continue to be down to one lane until sealing is completed.
  • Contact is Brendan Curgenven 027 753 7726 from Nick Pemberton Construction Ltd.

Project will have the following road closures:

  • 7am to 8am - road closed | 8am to 8.30am - road open
  • 8.30am to 12.309pm - road closed | 12.30pm to 1pm - road open
  • 1pm to 3.30pm - road closed | 3.30pm to 4pm - road open
  • 4pm to 5pm - road closed | After 5pm through to 7am the next morning - road open

We recommend to plan your travels to minimise any disruption.

Colville Rd RP 15.9km (location below)

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  • Reasealing work is being done.
  • Project started Monday 14 April and is expected to be completed mid-May (weather allowing).
  • Project will have a one-lane closure for the duration of the work. Traffic lights will be used for the one-lane closure.
  • Contact is Alex Kelsey 021 781 727 from Kelsey Construction Ltd.

Colville Rd RP 16.175km (location below)

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  • Works are being carried out 1.1km east of the Colville Rd/Waitete Bay Rd intersection, to restore the road to two full lanes.
  • Project started on Monday 8th April and is expected to be completed mid-July (weather allowing).
  • Project will have a one-lane closure for the duration of the work. Traffic lights will be used for the one-lane closure.
  • Contact is Brendan Curgenven 027 753 7726 from Nick Pemberton Construction Ltd

Colville Rd RP 17.36km 

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  • Resealing work is being done.
  • Project started Monday 14th April and is expected to be completed mid-May (weather allowing).
  • Project will have a one-lane closure for the duration of the work. Traffic lights will be used for the one-lane closure.
  • Contact is Alex Kelsey 021 781 727 from Kelsey Construction Ltd. 

Colville Rd RP4.8km

  • Draft drawings are complete.
  • Contract documents being prepared.
  • Expected to be tendered in April.
  • Works will roll over into July 2024.

Colville Rd RP 7.951km

  • Project is out to tender. Tenders close 12/4/2024.
  • Works are expected to be completed by end of July.   

Kennedy Bay Rd RP 5.1km

  • Drawings are complete.
  • Contract documents are being finalised.
  • Construction will have an impact on traffic flow due to the narrow road width.

Kennedy Bay Rd RP 5.84km and 7.36km

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  • Site 7.36km from the end of Driving Creek Rd to repair slip damage. The work is expected to begin on Monday 10 June and be finished by Friday 21 June. Work will take place Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm with traffic management in place including speed restrictions. Expect 15-minute delays during work hours. 
  • Site 5.84km from the end of Driving Creek Rd to repair slip damage. The same crew will move here. We anticipate work beginning Monday 24 June and being completed by Monday 15 July but this is dependent on progress at the site above and another site in Puriri on Neavesville Rd. The schedule will be confirmed before work starts and we’ll put out updates as soon as we know. As at the other sites, work will take place Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm with traffic management in place including speed restrictions. Expect 15-minute delays during work hours. However, due to complexities at this site, additional delays may be required. We’ll update you on these before work starts. 

Nicholls and Uttinger Civil Ltd have been awarded the contract for all three sites. 

The 309 Rd repairs

The 309 Rd RP 3.2km

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  • Tender has been awarded to Kelsey Construction Ltd.
  • Works starting 6 May to accommodate specialist subcontractor availability.
  • Work expected to be finished end of June.
  • Works may require road closures during specialist works.

Tentative Local Works Programme 24/25

 

Site location (km)

Tentative Completion date

The 309 Rd 3.166

June 30 2024

Colville Rd 16.175

June 30 2024

Colville Rd 15.070

June 30 2024

Colville Rd 4.799

June 30 2024

Colville Rd 7.951

July 31 2024

Colville Rd 15.904

May 30 2024

Kennedy Bay Rd 5.144

July 31 2024

Kennedy Bay Rd 5.840

June 30 2024

Kennedy Bay Rd 7.346

June 30 2024

Kennedy Bay Rd 0.55

August 30 2024

Port Charles Rd 9.127

June 30 2024

Port Charles Rd 10.620

June 30 2024

Wharf Rd Colville RP 1.58

September 30 2024

Port Jackson Rd RP 22.02

September 30 2024

Woodroffe Rd 0.133

September 30 2024

The 309 Rd RP 14.140

November 30 2024

Colville Rd 11.1

October 30 2024

Colville Rd 7.062

February 2025

Colville Rd 24.930

February 2025

Port Charles Rd 15.320

November 30 2024

Port Charles Rd 15.474

November 30 2024

Port Jackson Road 18.8

November 30 2024

Hot Water Beach Rd 7.205

February 2025

Neavesville Rd 4.999

November 30 2024

Neavesville Rd 4.950

November 30 2024

Neavesville Rd 5.400

November 30 2024

Wharf Rd 1.635

September 30 2024

Wharf Rd 1.986

September 30 2024

Colville Rd 25.9

March 2025

Rangihau Road 4.982

March 2025

Port Jackson Rd 7.480

March 2025

Port Jackson Rd 18.300

March 2025

Port Jackson Rd 22.020

March 2025

Purangi Road 11.108

March 2025

Bluff Rd 1.066

May 2025

Bluff Rd 1.321

May 2025

Bluff Rd 2.611

May 2025

 

 

 

State highway maintenance and recovery work (Waka Kotahi NZTA)

The next months will see Waka Kotahi NZTA's contractors undertaking chip sealing and asphalt surfacing across the Waikato, alongside the larger infrastructure projects. This contributes to improving the condition of the state highway network, resulting in smoother journeys for all.

Work has been planned to minimise delays, but given the volume of work, there are some sections of the network where people may experience some sort of disruption. It’s important to factor in extra time to your journey, to ensure you arrive on time to your destination.

The Waka Kotahi Journey Planner (journeys.nzta.govt.nz) is the best place for information on the status of the state highway network. With live updates on worksites and other road hazards, Journey Planner can help road users plot the best route to their destination.

 

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You can view the Waka Kotahi 2023/2024 road works season here.

State Highway Status

State Highways are controlled by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Check their website for State Highway status updates. 

With work still underway at multiple sites along SH25, it's important that motorists drive to the conditions.

To keep contractors and road users safe, signage is in place to give advance warning of worksites and potential hazards such as slippery or uneven surfaces. Please follow any temporary speed restrictions and reduce your speed as you approach these sites.

Check Waka Kotahi's website or Facebook page for the latest updates.

The latest from Waka Kotahi NZTA

Overnight closures on SH25 at Hikuai bridge

State Highway 25, south of Tairua, will be closed overnight to all traffic for five nights between 8pm and 6am from Sunday 19 May.

This is to allow for essential maintenance and repairs to the single lane Hikuai Stream bridge, just south of Tairua.

Click here to read more


SH25 Recovery works progress

Work to stabilise 2 of the 3 slip faces on SH25 at Ruamahunga Bay (pictured above) is finished and our team is now focusing on the third and final face. We expect this work to continue through to July.

Helicopters are still being used on a regular basis to deliver equipment and supplies to the top of the slope. This will require a series of short road closures so the helicopter can safely operate over the road and will be done across the middle of the day.

Click here to read more


See any road safety issues?

If you see anything on our local roads, let us know on 07 868 0200 or email customer.services@tcdc.govt.nz. For State Highways, contact 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49).

We will keep you informed here and on our Facebook page of any road closures. For State Highways under Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's control, keep an eye on their website.
 
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