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

There are currently no scheduled road closures in Palmerston North.


Oxford Street, 26 August to mid-September

Starting on Wednesday 26 August we'll have stop/go traffic control at times on Oxford Street from the intersection of Wyndham Street to our water pump station.

We’re going to be installing some new pipes as part of our major project to upgrade the Ashhurst water main.

Drivers should allow extra travel time.

Cycle and walking access will be maintained during the works, which we expect to take two to three weeks.

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.