Planned Works & Road Closures

Planned works 
May 2018 

Recovery from 2015-2017 flood events: Whanganui River Road (Jerusalem Bluff and Oyster/Shellrock Bluff), Papaiti Road at Mosquito Point (realignment), Garlands Road (bridge abutment protection), Waikupa Road, Makirikiri Valley Road and Okoia Hill Road (dropout repairs), Burmah Hill Road (culvert replacements)

Pre-sealed road maintenance: Heads Road and Mosston Road

Unsealed road grading: Papaiti Road, Kauarapaoa Road and Rangitatau East Road

Road widening and pavement renewals: Whanganui River Road (Wickham’s Orchard)

Kerb and channel, footpath renewal and pavement reinstatement: St Hill Street (Ingestre Street to Ridgway Street)

Underground stormwater works: Mosston Road (Heads Road to Hinau Street and Hinau Street to Tongariro Street)

Toilet repainting
Moutoa Gardens Pakaitore and Mowhanau Beach  

Beginning Monday May 14, the Moutoa Gardens/Pakaitore toilets will be being repainted. The toilets will be available at times while the work is being carried out. A portaloo will also be onsite. This work is expected to take a week.

Beginning Monday May 14, the Mowhanau Beach toilets will also be repainted. Work will take about a week and a half. One unisex toilet will be available at all times during this time.

Road repairs and sealing

Over the next two to three weeks, weather dependant, roads at the following areas roads will be repaired and sealed. There may be limited parking in these areas while the work is carried out.

  • Queen's Park, at the front of the Sarjeant Gallery
  • Kowhai Park (the north end of the park, between the boat ramp and the Whanganui Multisport Club on Anzac Parade)
  • Jubilee Stadium (behind the stadium)
  • The sealed area behind the old Wanganui Chronicle, 59 Taupo Quay, on the Whanganui riverfront
  • The Aramoho Cemetery  
  • Gonville Domain (parking area)

This work will be weather dependent.

Pedestrian b​​​rid​​ge closure – Matipo Park

The pedestrian bridge at Matipo Park is closed because of safety concerns after a  structural inspection. 

The access track leading from Brunswick Road is locked and the car park is temporarily unavailable. Please contact the Parks Department on 349 0001 for further information.

There is signage at Matipo Park informing users about the closure of the bridge.​​​​

Page reviewed: 02 May 2018 12:04pm