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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 (4 December).

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

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 Transmission Gully, surfacing works 

  • Northbound and southbound left lanes only – through to Sunday, 18 December, weather dependent. 
  • Traffic will be slowed to 30kph when passing worksites and may be reduced in places due to loose chip afterwards.
  • As Transmission Gully is a managed motorway, Ventia is responsible for all traffic management, incidents, and maintenance.
  • For all enquiries, please email info.tg@ventia.com or call 0800 TGINFO (0800 84 4636).   

SH1 Ngauranga Gorge rockfall safety project

  • Sunday night 4 December – The southbound path from Newlands will close for pedestrians and cyclists and only reopen 9 January 2023. Follow the signposted detour via the northbound path of the Gorge.
  • Monday night 26 December to Monday morning 9 January 2023 - There will be a southbound lane closure day and night from Newlands southbound onramp. The rock scaling and the installation of safety netting on the cliff face will be done during the 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year.

SH1 Near Glenside/Churton Park interchange

  • Wednesday night, 7 pm-5.30 am
  • Northbound one lane closed for road repairs

SH1 North of Tawa interchange

  • Sunday and Monday nights, 7 pm-5.30 am
  • Southbound one lane closed for project works

SH1 Between Peka Peka and North of Ōtaki

  • Altered lane layouts day/night for expressway works

SH1 Ōtaki, near Ōtaki Gorge Road

  • Sunday to Friday nights, 7 pm-5.30 am
  • Stop/go traffic control for expressway works

SH1 Manakau

  • Sunday and Monday nights, 7 pm-5.30 am
  • Stop/go traffic control for various works

SH1 Ohau

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

State Highway 59

SH59 South of Paremata roundabout, southbound onramp and lane closure

  • Monday to Friday during the day, 9 am-4.30 pm
  • Southbound onramp and one lane closed for barrier installation

SH59 Pukerua Bay

  • Stop/go traffic control fulltime day and night until the Christmas/New Year break, then will resume on Monday 9 January through to Friday 27 January for hillside stabilisation works

SH59 Paekākāriki, near MacKays

  • Thursday and Friday during the day, 9 am-4 pm
  • Stop/go traffic control for service location work

State Highway 58

SH58 Haywards Hill Road, near Mt Cecil Road

  • Sunday to Friday nights, 7pm-5.30am
  • Stop/go traffic control for project works

SH58 Haywards Hill to Pauatahanui

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

State Highway 2

SH2 Petone to Ngauranga

  • Sunday to Thursday nights, 7 pm-5.30 am
  • Southbound one lane closed for cycleway project work

SH2 Upper Hutt, near Totara Park intersection

  • Sunday night, between 7 pm-5.30 am for brief period
  • Stop/go traffic control for topographical surveying

Wairarapa state highways

State Highway 2

SH2 Between Carterton and Masterton

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

SH2 Near Tauherenikau

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

SH2 Between Carterton and Masterton

  • Sunday to Thursday nights, 7 pm-5.30 am
  • Stop/go traffic control for safety improvements project works

SH2 Masterton, near Ngaumutawa Road

  • Sunday to Thursday nights, 7 pm-5.30 am
  • Stop/go traffic control for duct installation

State Highway 53

SH53 Featherston, Revans Street, between Wallace and Donald Street

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

Marlborough state highways

State Highway 1

SH1 – nearest location Seddon

  • 5 December 2022
  • Reseal works

SH1 – between Blenheim to Picton

  • 5-9 December 2022
  • Pre-seal works

State Highway 6

SH6 – nearest location Pelorus Bridge

  • 6 December 2022
  • Reseal works

SH6 – nearest location Havelock

  • 7 December 2022
  • Reseal works

Nelson/Tasman State Highways

State Highway 6

SH6 between Hira and Ronga Road, Rai Valley

  • Closed for emergency repairs from 1 November to 18 December
  • No traffic access through work sites
  • People travelling between Blenheim and Nelson need to detour via SH63 St Arnaud
  • Forestry road access to Hira for residents in the closure zone only

SH6 Dellows Bluff, Murchison

  • For three nights between Monday 5 December to Friday 9 December, closed between 6-8 pm.
  • Outside the above hours: traffic lights, one lane, 30km
  • Rockfall and road dropout

State Highway 60

SH60 Bird’s Hill, Golden Bay

  • 24/7, traffic lights, one lane, 30km
  • Hump and road dropout

SH60 Commercial Street, closed between Motupipi and Reilly Streets

  • Santa Parade
  • Saturday 10 December, 10 am – 12 noon.
  • Detour via Motupipi and Meihana Streets

State Highway 65

SH65 Shenandoah

  • 24/7, traffic lights, one lane, 30km
  • Road dropout

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