Calico Line - Marton

19 September 2020

Calico line underpass is closed due to flooding.

Mangaweka Level Crossing

21 September 2020

KiwiRail is upgrading the State Highway 1 Mangaweka rail crossing to make the crossing surface smoother for road users. The work is being carried out from 7pm Saturday 26 September to 5pm Monday 28 September. While the work is being carried out there will be a temporary bypass crossing with a 30km/h speed limit in place. KiwiRail apologises for any inconvenience and appreciates the community’s patience while the work is done.

If you have any questions email

Kuripapango bridge (Bridge 222)

18 September 2020

A temporary weight restriction of 50% of Class 1 will be place on Kuripapango bridge (Bridge 222), Taihape Napier Road from Monday 21st to 26th September, while maintenance is being carried out.

This means overweight vehicles cannot cross the bridge during this time.

Any queries should be directed to Hastings District Council - Phone: 06 871 5000

Criterion Street, Bulls

15 September 2020

For the purpose of permitting the Rangitīkei District Council to hold the opening of the Bulls Community Centre, the following roads will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period as stated.

Road to be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic on:

Friday 25 September 2020: 4pm till 6pm

Criterion Street, Bulls - A section of Criterion Street in front of the Bulls Community Centre.

Saturday 26th September 2020: 8am till 02pm

Criterion Street, Bulls - in its entirety.

During the period of closure, if and when appropriate, provision will be made for ordinary vehicular traffic that would otherwise use the road.

Taihape-Napier Road

9 July 2020: 2.30pm

The Taihape-Napier road is now OPEN. Our crew is currently removing the road closure barriers and reopening the road closure signage. Both lanes are open and clear but driver caution is advised as conditions could change. Thanks everyone for your patience.

9 July 2020: 12pm

The Taihape-Napier road will remain closed at this stage. Temperatures out there are still low, with snow on the road still icy making the road unsafe for the public. Next update will at 1pm.

9 JULY 2020: 8am

The road will remain closed for the time being, with hopes of getting it open before lunchtime. Our inspector has reported around 3-4cm of snow along the Taihape-Napier road this morning. Temperatures out there have dropped with snow on the road becoming icy. Another update will be given around 11am.

Taihape-Napier Road

8 JULY 2020: 3.30pm

With snow in the forecast down to 600m in the Taihape region, the Taihape-Napier road today will close at 5pm tonight, Wednesday 8 July. Barriers will be in place at Moawhango settlement, Mangaohane/Taihape-Napier road junction and at the Kuripapango bridge and road closed signs at Fernhill.
An update on the road status will be given at 7:30am Thursday morning (9 July).

Taihape-Napier Road Update

3 July 2020: 11am

Taihape to Napier road is now OPEN. Graders have cleared the snow from the road and the road is safe to be open to the public. Please take extra care on the roads over weekend. Thanks everyone for your patience.

3 July 2020: 8am

With a light dusting of snow along the road last night, the road will remain closed this morning while we clear the snow. Hoping to have the road open around lunchtime today but will update everyone around 11am.

2 JULY 2020: 4pm

Due to unsafe driving conditions from the recent snow the road will remain closed overnight, an update will provided Friday 3 July morning.

2 JULY 2020: 1pm

At this stage the Taihape Napier road will remain closed. Weather condition still snowing. Next update 3.30pm.

2 JULY 2020: 12pm

The Taihape Napier road will remain closed until further notice. We have a crew working on site monitoring the road and weather conditions - which is still snowing. another update will be given at 1.00pm.

2 July 2020

Due to snowfall the road will remain closed, an update will be provided around 11am.

1 July 2020

The Taihape-Napier road will be closed again today from 5pm, Wednesday 1 July . Road closed barriers will be placed at the Kuripapango bridge, intersection of Mangaohane and Taihape Napier road and at the Moawhango settlement. The weather forecast is predicting snow down to 500m. An update on the status of the road will be around 7.30am tomorrow morning.

Up-to-date information is available here.

6 MAY 2020

Wellington Road Rail Underpass Drainage Improvements

Work to replace stormwater sumps will commence on Monday, 11 May 2020 by Higgins and will take three weeks to complete.

The road will be fully closed between 9am and 3pm during the time the work is being done, signage will be in place showing the diversion route, which is along Mill Street / Pukepapa Road / Russell Street and Toia Street.

If there is bad weather the work may be deferred by a week, we will let you know if this is the case.

If you require further information please contact Philip Gifford, 027 644 8892 or Keith Sutherland, 0275818838.

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