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State Highway 2 Remutaka Hill - night closures 2022-2023


Drivers travelling on State Highway 2 over the Remutaka Hill need to be aware routine road closures are planned over the next 11 months.

Between August 2022 and July 2023, this section of the state highway will be closed at night over a number of weeks over the summer season. This is to allow essential maintenance and slip prevention work to be carried out. 

Mark Owen, Regional Manager Wellington/Top of South, says the programme includes five block closures of five nights and five single Sunday night closures, between 9 pm and 4 am each night. Two five-night closures will run back to back in May to allow for major works. 

“Overnight closures on this steep, narrow road make conditions safer for our maintenance crews and allow better quality work. Having the entire section of highway closed allows road crews to get more work done as multiple crews can work across the hill at the same time without disrupting road users. The approach significantly reduces stop/go disruptions for road users at other times”, Mr Owen says. 

The first overnight closure is planned for the night of Sunday 14 August. 

Mr Owen is thanking road users for their patience and understanding as contractors work to make the road safer. 

Scheduled Remutaka Hill State Highway 2 closures 2022–2023


Start 9pm

Finish 4am


Sunday 14 August 2022

Monday 15 August 2022


Sunday 4 September 2022

Friday 9 September 2022


Sunday 9 October 2022

Monday 10 October 2022


Sunday 6 November 2022

Friday 11 November 2022


Sunday 8 January 2023

Monday 9 January 2023


Sunday 26 February 2023

Friday 3 March 2023


Sunday 9 April 2023

Monday 10 April 2023


Sunday 14 May 2023

Sunday 21 May 2023*

Friday 19 May 2023

Friday 26 May 2023


Sunday 11 June 2023

Monday 12 June 2023

* Contingency - additional block of closures included in case a special resilience project is required.