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.

Hume Street: 26 January to end of February

There will be intermittent closures on Hulme Street for approximately four weeks while our watermain construction crew work on renewing water pipes in the street.

Construction will take place between 7.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday. There will be no weekend work.

College Street: 20 to 25 February

Over the coming week we’re re-sealing parts of College Street. This work is part of our road resealing programme.

  • On Saturday 20 Feb the section between Fitzherbert Ave and Linton Street will be completed. Work will start from 7am.
  • Monday 22 Feb: College Street between Linton Street and Cook Street will be sealed.
  • Tuesday 23 Feb: Cook Street and Botanical Road will be done.
  • Wednesday 24 Feb: Botanical Road and Pitama Street will be sealed.
  • Thursday 25 Feb: Pitama Rd to Maxwells Line.

On the weekdays work will begin at 9am, and finish around 3pm.

Our contractors, Higgins, are completing a letterdrop to affected residents.

Once sealed, College St will be re-marked to include the new buffered cycleway that was consulted on in 2018 and 2019. This means you will see reduced on-street parking in some areas of College Street. 

Ferguson Street: 15 February to mid-March

We're replacing a major wastewater pipe on Ferguson, between Victoria and Rawhiti Avenues. Our construction crews will be on site from 7.30am to 4.30pm weekdays. Expect delays and detours, and if possible, plan your journey to avoid this route.

This work is scheduled to take a month.

Footpath closure: Whakarongo

Photo shows satellite map of James Line, overlaid with coloured areas showing where the footpath will be closed during construction, and the location of a temporary pedestrian island.

Map showing where the footpath is closed and the location of the temporary pedestrian island.

We've begun work on our new residential subdivision at Whakarongo, which has meant closing the footpath directly in front of the subdivision. We understand this will affect Whakarongo School students, so we're installing a temporary crossing point near the site (you can see this on the map) for the duration of this construction period.

To access the shared pathway, people who usually use the subdivision side of the footpath will need to cross to the other side at the temporary crossing, walk towards the railway crossing, and cross the road again at the existing crossing point.

Reduced speed limit on James Line until further notice

During construction at Whakarongo we’ll have a number of trucks coming and going throughout the day. This, teamed with the footpath being closed and the need for children to cross the road, means we've dropped the speed limit to 30km between Ivy Lane and Brooklyn Heights Drive. 

Please observe any signs, watch out for children, and drive with care.

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 and safety improvements. There's also a journey planner to help you plan your trip, including updates on delays, roadworks and road closures.