Lower North Island/Upper South Island - Planned state highway roadworks


Important information for drivers.

King’s Birthday holiday weekend

  • The holiday means more traffic on the roads as people head away to make the most of the long weekend. Traffic will peak on Friday as people head away and then again on Monday as they return home.  Expect some congestion and travel delays. If you can, time your journey to avoid the busier periods.
  • The Metservice has issued a Strong Wind Watch for Wellington, Wairarapa, and Marlborough for Saturday (1 June). North-westerly winds are forecast to approach severe gales in exposed places. It means drivers of high-sided vehicles (trucks, vans, and campervans), motorcycles, and light vehicles must take care in exposed areas such as SH2 Remutaka Hill and SH1 Transmission Gully – Wainui Saddle. Strong winds also increase the risks of tree falls and blown debris. Motorists need to be prepared for such hazards.
  • Drive safely, take care when passing, watch your speed, and share the driving if you are travelling long distances – driver fatigue can be deadly.

Lower North Island

  • There will be an extra week of night closures for State Highway 2 Remutaka Hill next month to allow changes to be made to slow vehicle lanes on the route. The extra week of  night closures will begin on Sunday, 9 June.

Top of the South Island

The details below outline the main planned state highway roadworks occurring in the greater Wellington region and the top of the South Island over the coming week (from Saturday 1 June).

View/download the planned state highway roadworks for the Lower North Island/Upper South Island [PDF, 328 KB]

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

Further details about regional state highway conditions and roadworks are also published on our website: