Planned Works & Road Closures

Maintenance work
Virginia Lake

Twin Bridges

Between Monday December 4 and Friday December 8, contractors will be removing debris from one of the ponds at the Twin Bridges water garden at Virginia Lake. Heavy machinery will be operating. Please observe the warning signs.

Car park sealing

The Virginia Lake car park will be re-sealed on Tuesday, November 28 and Wednesday, November 29. During this time it will be closed. Alternative parking is available in Babbage Place.

Road closure
Whanganui River Road - Shellrock Bluff

Council contractors will be doing major earthworks at Shellrock Bluff on the Whanganui River Road.

This work will take place from Monday 6 November 2017 until 9.00pm on Friday 8 December 2017. There will be road closures during this time. The road will be open on Saturdays, Sundays and during public holidays.

The work will take place from RP: 13.413 to RP 13.932 - Culvert Number 61 to Bridge Number 23 (Whautehi Stream). This work is taking place following damage from the 2015 rain event.

Revised opening and closing times are: 

9.00am - 12.00pm noon: CLOSED
12.00pm noon - 1.00pm: OPEN
1.00pm - 3.00pm:  CLOSED
3.00pm - 4.00pm: OPEN
4.00pm - 5.30pm: CLOSED
5.30pm - 6.30pm: OPEN
6.30pm - 9.00pm: CLOSED

From 8 December 2017 until 23 December 2017, works will continue but traffic will be controlled using a 'stop/go' system. Thanks for your patience during this time.

Planned works - November 2017

Flood event clean up June 2015

Major works will be occurring on flood damaged roads in our district, including reinstatement on Whanganui River Road at Gentle Annie/Aramoana and Shellrock (Oyster) Bluff

Road widening

Whanganui River Road at Wickham’s Orchard

Sealed road pavement maintenance

Brunswick Road, Rangitatau West Road, Koatanui Road, Whanganui River Road, Mangamahu Road, Flemington Road, No 3 Line and Raine Street

Unsealed road grading

Rangitatau East Road, Kai Iwi area, Okoia Road

Underground works

Rangiora Street (Cornfoot Street to Seafront Road)

Kerb and channel renewal

Rangiora Street (Cornfoot Street to Seafront Road), Liverpool Street (Keith Street to Niblett Street)

Footpath renewal and pavement reinstatement

Rangiora Street (Cornfoot Street to Seafront Road), Liverpool Street (Keith Street to Niblett Street)

Water table/culvert maintenance

Mangamahu Road, Whanganui River Road, Rangitatau West Road


Ahu Ahu Valley Road, Whanganui River Road

Stormwater works

Mosston Road (Wharf Street to Heads Road), Heads Road (Gilberd Street to Raupo Street), Glasgow Street (Keith Street to Harrison Street)

Page reviewed: 20 Nov 2017 4:37pm