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.

Tennent Drive: Friday 9 July

A private landowner is removing a tree on Tennent Drive that requires us to close the two southbound lanes between 9am and 2pm for the safety of road users.

The tree, which sits on a hill between the Fitzherbert Bridge and Massey University, is unsafe and poses a risk if it falls onto traffic.

Motorists will be diverted via Summerhill Drive/Old West Road. The lanes coming into the city centre will remain open.

Botanical Road: July & August

We’re upgrading the stormwater pipes along Botanical Road, between College St and near Keeling Street.

We’re expecting the work to take up to 7 weeks. We’ve intentionally timed this one to start in the school holidays to minimise disruption.

We’ll have traffic management in place during the work, and a lower 30km/hr speed limit.

Tremaine Avenue north: June to August

We're upgrading the water pipe that runs along Tremaine Ave between Ruahine Street and Thames Street.

This work will take up to 10 weeks, which we'll do in sections between 7am and 5pm on weekdays.

There will be significant traffic management in place, including at times stop/go lane management and changes to lane layouts.

If you're unable to take an alternative route, please be prepared for some short delays, and allow extra time for travel.

Pioneer Highway/Main, West and Lyndhurst Streets: May to July

Safety improvement works are underway at this intersection. This work involves changing the road layout and installing wider pedestrian islands.

The changes will impact how all road users use this intersection in future. Read more about this project: 

Summerhill roadworks: May to July

Thanks for your patience as we install parking bays and bus bays. These new bays are being installed ahead of the cycleway that will be in place in the next couple of months.

When we consulted on the cycleway last year, most people supported the option which saw full removal of on-street parking, and the creation of these new parking areas.

We’ll also be installing three pedestrian waiting points to make it safer to cross.

We’ll be keeping you updated on progress, but you can read more about this project here:

Monrad-Pencarrow: April to July

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: 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.