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.

Upcoming roadworks in Ashhurst: from 19 April

There’ll be some traffic changes on Oxford St/Wyndham intersection between Monday 19 and Friday 23 April as we continue our upgrades to the water main.

This is slightly different to our original schedule as we didn’t want to affect this intersection over Anzac Weekend.

Once we complete this work, after Anzac Weekend we will continue the work along Oxford Street, which will see a road closure and diversions.

Monrad-Pencarrow: 8 March to 23 May

Monrad Street will be closed to through-traffic at times to allow for construction work as we install a roundabout with centre islands for pedestrians, and realign the kerb and channel on all four corners of the intersection.

Work will happen between 7am and 6pm.

Park Road-Cook Street: 24 March to July

We're upgrading the intersection and installing traffic lights and a new car park.

Work will happen between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

Traffic management measures will include stop/go controls, lane closures and a temporary speed limit. 

Please plan your journey to avoid this route if possible.

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.