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Overnight emergency closures of SH2 Remutaka Hill, Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 June


State Highway 2 over the Remutaka Hill will be closed overnight on Tuesday 14 June and Wednesday 15 June 2022 for emergency works.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises the road will be closed in both directions between 9pm and 4am each night to undertake storm recovery work, following recent stormy weather.

These emergency closures will enable crews to safely clear debris, slips and drains posing a risk to road users.

Motorists are advised to plan their travel for outside the closure hours. An escorted vehicle service will be available for light vehicles and trucks that may need to cross the Remutaka Hill during the closure. The following four crossings will be available each night. There is no need to book.

  • 10.30pm Hutt to Featherston
  • 11.30pm Featherston to Hutt
  • 12.30am Hutt to Featherston
  • 1.30am Featherston to Hutt

For more information regarding the crossings, please contact

Access will remain available for ‘flashing light’ emergency services at all times throughout the closures.

The work will take place under Covid-19 health and safety protocols to keep workers and road users safe. Bad weather or Covid-19 restrictions may cause works to be cancelled, possibly at short notice.