Lower North Island - planned state highway roadworks


Important information for drivers.

Regular state highway maintenance works on Remutaka Hill resume this month, with the first night closure of the year planned for Sunday, 14 January.

Drivers need to plan ahead and factor the closure into their travel plans as the road over the Remutaka Hill will be closed to traffic from 9 pm, Sunday, 14 January to 4 am, Monday, 15 January

Access to the route will be strictly limited. However, escorted crossings can be reserved for people who have booked in advance.

Bookings can be made on our website:

State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill, planned night closures. January – June 2024:

Nights closed

Start 9pm

Finish 4am


14 January

15 January



10 March

15 March

17 March

22 March


14 April

19 April


19 May

24 May

26 May

31 May


16 June

21 June

Weekly roadworks schedule

The details below outline the main planned state highway roadworks occurring in the greater Wellington region over the coming week (from Saturday, 6 January). Further details about regional state highway conditions and roadworks are also published on our website:

NOTE: Roadworks are dependent on weather and other factors. Bad weather can see work postponed to the next suitable night in the works programme.

View/download the planned state highway roadworks for the lower North Island [PDF, 252 KB]