State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill, planned maintenance resumes this month


Regular users of State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill, need to be ready for an upcoming night closure of the route.

Contractors will carry out planned maintenance on Sunday, 13 August, between 9 pm and 4 am. The road will be closed to traffic.

People wanting to cross the hill during the closure should book in advance by 4 pm Friday, 11 August, for an escorted crossing.

Full closures allow road crews to work more efficiently and complete repairs faster. It is also much safer as some maintenance work requires large machinery that uses most of the road area.

Waka Kotahi understands these closures do cause travel delays. However, these regular maintenance closures are essential for keeping a vital state highway link open. They also significantly reduce the risk of bigger failures, which could create more disruption for road users. We appreciate your patience and understanding while our contractors carry out their work.

Important information for Remutaka Hill closures:

  • Escorted crossings are available during closure nights but must be booked in advance. We always communicate well before planned closures and provide contact details so bookings can be made.
  • Bookings are essential - drivers who turn up without one risk being turned away. If you have a genuine emergency on the night, the hill manager will decide how best to help you.
  • The escorted crossings are for light vehicles only. To keep our contractors safe, heavy vehicles can’t be accommodated.
  • Full access is always available for emergency services.

State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill Closure Dates. July-December 2023

Nights Closed

Start 9 pm

Finish 4 am


Sunday, 13 August

Monday, 14 August


Sunday, 3 September

Friday, 8 September


Sunday, 15 October

Monday, 16 October


Sunday, 5 November

Friday, 10 November

More information about planned maintenance closures for Remutaka Hill can be found on our website: