Scheduled road closures
Stoney Creek Road, 21 January until further notice
Stoney Creek Road is closed from the Napier Road intersection through to the Railway crossing 150 metres north of Whakarongo School. Napier Road remains a 100 kilometre an hour speed zone with no provision for traffic to stop at the intersection.
Once complete this will reduce traffic queues on State Highway 3 and make it safer to pick up and drop off children at the school.
While this work is being carried out we encourage parents to drop off their children on James Line, where they can walk safely along the 800 metre long shared pathway to the school. There is also a temporary parking area adjacent to the railway crossing on Stoney Creek Road, where parents can park and walk their children 150 metres to the school gates.
There will be no unauthorised access to Stoney Creek Road from Napier Road for the full term of the road closure. Special arrangements have been made for school staff, parents of children with special needs, and tradesmen to access the school at certain times.
Colyton Road: 24 to 28 February
Colyton Road Ashhurst will be closed to through traffic from North Street to Grove Road, between 7am and 4pm Monday 24 to Friday 28 February. This is so our roading crew can trench and lay new pipes to the reservoir.
There will be two diversions in place to detour from this section of road. One is Grove Road, the other is via Pohangina Road and back along Ulysses Road.
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.