Road and Highway Conditions
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Please note that the latest on our local Council roads is updated regularly as soon as we receive confirmed reports from our roading crews.
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While almost all of our roads are now open, the conditions are still challenging in places with repairs being made. 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, Puriri
Work gets underway on Wednesday 14 June to repair McLivers Bridge on Neavesville Road, which was damaged in recent storms. As a result, Neavesville Road will be closed for two weeks from Wednesday 14 June to Wednesday 28 June (weather permitting).
The bridge, about 1.9km up Neavesville Rd, had been under a weight restriction due to the storm damage. The works will remove the restriction and improve the bridge's safety. The work involves excavation of the road and construction of a protection structure on the approach side of the bridge, meaning there will be no access across the stream during these times. Provisions will be made for emergency services.
Bluff Road remains CLOSED to vehicles due to a void that has formed near the bridge at the end of the road. Road is closed at the bridge at the west end of Rings Beach and does not impact resident access.
Tapu-Coroglen Rd remains CLOSED. Location is 10km from Tapu.
Tapu-Coroglen Road repair update
Our latest geotechnical investigations have shown a large slip is forming on the slope above the road at the same site. This means our anticipated quick temporary fix to reopen the road in June, by cutting into the hill to widen the width of the road to one lane of traffic, is no longer possible. Instead, we expect the road to be fully rebuilt and opened by the end of the year.
To support the new slip, a retaining wall to protect the road from the unstable slope above will need to be built, at the same time as the retaining wall to support the road is built from the river below.
The tender for the works is intended to go out at the end of the June, and a contractor should be appointed by mid-August. Weather and ground conditions permitting, we expect the road to be reopened by the end of the year.
The slip site is about 10km east of Tapu. Properties on either side of the slip area are accessible. Tapu-Coroglen Rd is a priority project for our Council.
In the interim, the Tapu-Coroglen Road will remain closed. We would like to remind motorists to obey the signage and barriers preventing vehicles driving through this closed section of the Tapu-Coroglen Road. The risks of slips and/or collapse are real and may occur without warning.
Kennedy Bay Road retaining wall works
Work started on Thursday 25 May 2023 on building a block retaining wall on Kennedy Bay Road this week, approximately 6km east from Driving Creek Road. The retaining wall is needed to remediate the road after recent slips.
- Speeds will be restricted and will operate under stop/go for the duration of the works.
- Delays of up to 15 minutes will be required during off-peak hours.
- Delays of up to 10 minutes will be required during peak hours.
- Peak hours are between 8.15am to 9.45am and 2.15pm to 3.45pm
- Consideration will be taken to work with the public if the above times need adjusting.
- Emergency services will be given priority through the worksite.
- Working hours shall be between 7.00am and 7.00pm Mondays to Saturdays.
- No work other than emergency work or that required to make the site safe shall be carried out on:
- Sundays or public holidays,
- Saturdays immediately after a Friday public holiday and Saturdays immediately preceding a Monday public holiday (i.e. no work on long weekends)
The work is weather-dependent and is expected be finished around 25 August 2023
STATE HIGHWAY STATUS
State Highways are controlled by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Check www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic for updates. Unforeseen issues such as bad weather could affect these dates.
The Government has announced that the construction plan to repair State Highway 25A has been finalised and work on the ground will begin within the next fortnight.
The design is for a 110 metre three-span composite bridge with a concrete sub-structure, steel superstructure, and pre-cast concrete deck.
Associate Transport Minister Kiritapu Allen explained that the plan is to take a "safe and efficient" construction approach which utilises readily available materials.
“While the final cost and exact time-frame are still being worked through, announcing the construction team today means the design work and site establishment can progress imminently.”
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has selected McConnell Dowell and Fulton Hogan to carry out the work, who will be supported by Beca and Tonkin and Taylor.
They will begin by establishing site offices and all-weather access tracks for machinery. The project team has access to a range of in-house equipment such as cranes, which will help to fast-track the process.
SH25 - the latest from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
- Work at the SH25 McBeth-Opoutere underslip has continued. Slope protection and drainage is nearly complete and from Tuesday 6 June, trucks without trailers will once again be able to travel on SH25 between Hikuai and Whangamatā.
- South of Whenuakite at the Tairua Quarry culvert, teams are continuing to finish stabilising riverbanks and reconstructing drainage.
- Elsewhere around the network, Waka Kotahi is continuing slip stabilisation and drainage works along the Thames Coast.
- Work is planned to begin on a rock fill embankment (sea wall) at Wilsons Bay in mid-June.
- Pavement smoothing work at Te Kouma is now complete. Night works are continuing on the multiple slip sites between Kūaotunu and Wharekaho.
- South of Whenuakite teams are continuing to finish stabilising riverbanks and reconstructing drainage
- SH25 Moana Anu Anu Bridge (also known as the Wentworth River Bridge), which is located near the intersection of Tairua and Port roads, will be closed to all traffic from 7am to 5pm on Friday 9 June, for essential maintenance work.
Check our weekly schedule of planned work(PDF, 147KB) on roads and footpaths.
Note: work is subject to change depending on the weather, road conditions and availability of plant and materials.
No updates at present.
See any road safety issues?
If you see anything on our local roads, let us know on 07 868 0200 or email email@example.com. For State Highways, contact 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49).