Roadworks and road closures

This page lists roadworks that may result in detours and delays, as well as other situations when you might need to take extra care to look out for other road users.

Scheduled road closures

The Square: Main to Church Street, January until further notice

Both lanes in this section of the Square are closed for Streets for People construction. Please follow the signposted detours. All businesses in this part of the street are open and the footpaths remain open for pedestrian access.


Tremaine Ave/Vogel Street/Railway Road intersection, 12 to 29 June

The intersection will be closed to traffic while we resurface the road. These works are scheduled for during the day (7am to 7pm). Please follow the signposted detours.

Tennent Drive, 17 June to 10 July

We are excavating and asphalting the road from Fitzherbert Bridge towards Massey. These works will take place at night (6pm to 6am).

Tremaine Ave/Botanical Road intersection, 22 to 30 July

We are inspecting the road, which will involve digging holes for testing in multiple locations. This work will take place during the day, weather permitting.

Short delays through Ashhurst, 11 May until late July

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to expect short delays when travelling through Ashhurst village over the next few months. Contractors will be working on several sites including Salisbury Street, Cambridge Avenue and nearby side roads from Monday 11 May until late July.

Speed restrictions and stop/go traffic management will be in place at times and drivers should allow extra time to travel through and around the village.

Cycle and walking access will be maintained during the works.

Waka Kotahi would like to thank road users and the community for their patience and cooperation during this work. The work is part of the Ashhurst Traffic Mitigation project. More information about the project can be found at

State highways

NZTA is responsible for state highways. See its website for information about the work it's doing. Current projects in our region include SH57/SH1 to Shannon, the Manawatū Gorge road replacement, and Ashhurst traffic mitigation. There's also a journey planner to help you plan your trip, including updates on delays, roadworks and road closures.