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

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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 (22 January 2023).

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

With Wellington Anniversary Day on Monday, 23 January increased traffic flows and delays are likely on local state highways. If you are heading away this long weekend, you can plan your trip to avoid peak traffic times with our handy journey page hack.

Wellington Anniversary Weekend traffic(external link)

NOTE: Roadworks are dependent on weather and other factors. If bad weather should strike, work will be postponed to the next suitable night in the works programme.

Wellington, Porirua, Kāpiti, Hutt

State Highway 1

SH1 Peka Peka northbound ONRAMP and one lane CLOSED

  • Tuesday, 24 January, and Wednesday, 25 January, day/night for resurfacing
  • For northbound access to the expressway detour via the old state highway to the Ōtaki northbound onramp.

SH1 Peka Peka

  • Wednesday, 25 January and Thursday, 26 January, during the day, 8.30 am-4 pm
  • Southbound one lane closed for surfacing works

State Highway 59

SH59 Linden, north of Transmission Gully Motorway interchange

  • Thursday, 26 January and Friday, 27 January, during the day, 4 am-3 pm
  • Northbound one lane closed for bridge works
  • Expect occasional daytime northbound one lane closures for the next three months.

SH59 Pukerua Bay

  • Stop/go traffic control day and night for hillside stabilisation works

SH59 Pukerua Bay, near Wairaka Road

  • Tuesday, 24 January to Friday, 27 January, during the day, 9 am-4 pm
  • Stop/go traffic control for pathway project

State Highway 58

SH58 Haywards Hill Road

  • Monday to Thursday nights, 7 pm-5 am
  • Stop/go traffic control for project works.

SH58 Haywards Hill to Pauatahanui

  • Tuesday to Friday during the day, 9 am-3 pm
  • Stop/go traffic control for project works.

State Highway 2

SH2 Ngauranga southbound offramp, left-turning slip lane

  • Starting Tuesday, 24 January, 10 am for 3 weeks
  • One lane closed for project works

SH2 North of Dowse Interchange 

  • Monday, 23 January to Thursday, 26 January, nights - 7 pm-5.30 am
  • Northbound one lane closed for cycleway project works

SH2 North of Haywards interchange 

  • Monday, 23 January, night, 7 pm-5.30 am
  • Southbound one lane closed for resurfacing

SH2 Upper Hutt, south of Topaz Street and near Maoribank

  • Monday, 23 January, night, 8 pm-5.30 am
  • Stop/go traffic control for road repairs with water-cutting machine

SH2 Upper Hutt, near Twin Lakes Road

  • Tuesday, 24 January, during the day, 7 am-4 pm
  • Stop/go traffic control for road repairs with water-cutting machine

Wairarapa state highways

State Highway 2

SH2 Masterton, North Chapel Street CLOSED(external link)

  • Tuesday, 24 January to Thursday, 26 January. nights, 8 pm-5 am for resurfacing
  • Light vehicles detour via Dixon Street
  • Heavy vehicles detour via Ngaumutawa Road

SH2 between Carterton and Masterton

  • Northbound and southbound passing lanes closed day/night for safety improvement project works

SH2 north of Featherston

  • Tuesday to Thursday nights, 7 pm-5.30 am
  • Stop/go traffic control for sign installation and road repairs with water-cutting machine

SH2 Tauherenikau

  • Thursday, 26 January, night, 7 pm-5.30 am
  • Stop/go traffic control for road repairs with water-cutting machine

SH2 North and South of Carterton

  • Tuesday, 24 January night, 7 pm-5.30 am
  • Stop/go traffic control for sign installation

SH2 between Carterton and Masterton

  • Monday to Thursday nights, 7 pm-6 am
  • Stop/go traffic control for safety improvements project works

SH2 north of Masterton

  • Thursday, 26 January, during the day, 7 am-4 pm
  • Stop/go traffic control for road repairs

SH2 near Ōpaki

  • Wednesday, 25 January during the day, 7 am-4 pm
  • Stop/go traffic control for road repairs

Marlborough state highways

State Highway 1

SH1 - Weld Pass(external link)

  • Sunday, 22 January to Thursday, 2 February – Night works 8 pm to 6 am
  • Midnight opening
  • Carriageway resurfacing
  • Road closure – 8 pm to 6 am midnight opening

SH1 - Taimate

  • Monday, 23 January and Tuesday, 24 January
  • Stabilisation patches
  • Stop/Go traffic control

SH1 - Ward

  • Wednesday, 25 January to Friday, 27 January
  • Stabilisation patches
  • Stop/Go traffic control

SH1 – Lake Grassmere

  • Monday 23, January to Wednesday, 25 Jan
  • Reseal works
  • Stop/Go traffic control

State Highway 6

SH6 –Middle Renwick Road

  • Monday, 23 January, and Tuesday 24 January
  • Reseal works
  • Stop/Go traffic control

SH6 –Renwick High Street

  • Monday, 23 to Wednesday, 25 January
  • Reseal works
  • Stop/Go traffic control

State Highway 63

SH63 –Renwick Anglesea to Agincourt Streets

  • Friday, 27 Jan, 9 am to 12 pm
  • Reseal works
  • Road closed 9 am to 12 pm, detour in place

Nelson/Tasman state highways

State Highway 6 

SH6 Waller Street, Murchison

  • Maintenance and monitoring of reseal works
  • Potential for loose chip and temporary speed limits

SH6 Dellows Bluff, Murchison

  • Tuesday, 24 January, between 6 am and 6 pm, traffic lights with 10 minute Stop/Stop traffic management for rock scaling work.  30km speed restrictions.
  • At all other times, the road is open to two lanes with a 50km temporary speed restriction.
  • Rockfall area

State Highway 60

SH60 Bird’s Hill, Golden Bay

  • Road is down to one lane 24/7, Stop/Go traffic lights operating, 30km speed restriction.
  • Road underslip work

State Highway 65

SH65 Shenandoah

  • Monday to Friday, between 7am and 6pm, the road is down to one lane, Stop/Go traffic lights operating, 30km speed restriction.
  • Outside work hours, road is open to two lanes with no speed restrictions.  Traffic management: shoulder closure only.
  • Road dropout

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