Wellington and Wairarapa drivers - get ready for a night closure of State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill


Regular users of State Highway 2 between the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa need to be ready for the next planned night closure of the Remutaka Hill.

A maintenance closure is scheduled for Sunday, 11 June and will see State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill, closed to traffic between 9pm and 4am.

These regular night closures significantly reduce the number of daytime disruptions for road users. Road crews can also complete a large amount of work safely during these closures because multiple crews can work across the hill simultaneously without disrupting traffic.

Information for road users

  • We cannot offer crossings over the Remutaka Hill during a maintenance closure unless a traveller has special circumstances and has booked an escorted crossing.
  • Numbers are strictly limited and should be booked in advance with customer@wta.nzta.govt.nz by Friday, 9 June.
  • Drivers turning up without a booking risk being turned away or waiting at the closure point until the road reopens.
  • The safety of our workers, and the amount of work on the night determines how many vehicles can be in the crossings.
  • Emergency Services will have access over the route while the work is being carried out.
  • More information about the closures - SH2 Remutaka Hill road night closures(external link)

Waka Kotahi understands these closures can be inconvenient and frustrating for some road users. However, this is essential maintenance work. We want to thank drivers for their patience and understanding as our contractors complete these works.