Road and Highway Conditions

Find out about the conditions of the roads and highways 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.

Our Council road and resealing work 2020

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.

Planned work:

Week commencing Monday 19 October

No resealing work scheduled this week.

Friday 16 October

  • Whitianga The Esplanade – Carpark 
  • Thames Council 515 Mackay St – Carpark
  • Whangamata 305 Beach Rd – Carpark 
  • Whangamata 100-202 Island View Rd - Carpark
  • Whangamata Cemetery

Saturday 17 October

  • Thames Council 515 Mackay St – Carpark
  • 397 Brown St – Carpark 

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.

Station Rd, Puriri - Kerb and channel installation and road repairs are planned to start Monday 7 September. This work will take approximately seven weeks to complete (weather-dependant).

  • Every effort will be made to ensure both noise and dust are kept to a minimum with neighbouring resident’s health, safety and well-being of utmost importance to the staff working on site.
  • Temporary Traffic Management involving one-way continuous traffic flow or a stop/go will be in place whilst work is occurring.
  • Regular access to residential addresses will be maintained during construction and any temporary closures will be communicated directly to arrange suitable times.
  • Working hours will be between 7.00am-6pm Monday to Friday and possibly 7.30am-1pm Saturday.
  • An on-site meeting will be held for any residents that are interested in discussing the project further with the project manager from Pinnacles Civil and Schick at 1pm on 8 September at The Coach House Puriri car park on Station Road.

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.