Planned Works


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Please note that the programme is subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances.

Roading programme for February 2017​​

June 2015 Flood Damage Re​​​covery 

Currently, there are 6 heavy machinery crews currently working on remedial flood damage works around the district's roading network. Crews will be on the following sections of road:

  • Whanganui River Road – Oyster Bluff Retreat
  • Tokomaru West Road – Slip Repairs

Major roadworks will be occurring along:

  • Whanganui River Road (RP4.0-5.0) – 3 Retaining Walls
  • Somme Parade (Cumbrae-Roberts) Retaining Wall

Pavement Mainte​​nance

  • Whanganui River Rd
  • No 2 Line
  • Mangamahu Rd
  • Denlair Rd
  • Rangitatau East Rd
  • Rangitatau West Rd
  • Gilberd St
  • Montgomery Rd

Pavement ​Renewal

  • Rangitikei St/Kitchener St intersection round-abou​t

Road Resurfacing (Re​​​sealing)

  • Various locations in both Urban and Rural areas
  • Glasgow St/Halswell St round-about hotmix
  • Bell St/Ingestre St round-about hotmix

Kerb and Chann​el Renewal

  • Wilson St (Ridgway-Maria)
  • Liverpoo​l St (Bell-Keith)

Footpat​​h Renewal

  • Wilson St (Ridgway-Maria)
  • Liverpool St (Bell-Keith)

Pavement Reinst​​​​atement

  • Wilson St (​​Ridgway-Maria)
  • Liverpool St (Bell-Keith)

Gr​​ass Mowing

  • Fordell area
  • Okoia area
  • Mangamahu area

​​​​Vegetation Treatment​

Bruns​​​wick area​​

​​​​​​Major wo​​​rk for Whanganui River Roa​​d

Three retaining walls are being constructed along the Whanganui River Road between the Gentle Annie/Aramoana and Parikino. 

The work is significant and has involved regular road closures since September 2016. However, from 1 December 2016 the road will be open at the Gentle Annie construction site (5km from State Highway 4) until further notice. 

Road closure times previously in place for this section of the Whanganui River Road will not be required until further notice. 

Residents and road users are advised that this section of the road is narrow and subject to Priority Give Way signage. Extreme caution is needed.

​We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work through the huge task of reinstating the road for the benefit of locals and visitors.

Work near Ruapehu District boundary

The Whanganui District Council has awarded a contract to Higgins Contractors Ltd to construct a retaining wall on the Whanganui River Road 55.7km from the intersection of State Highway 4 and Whanganui River Road. The work is very close to the territorial boundary between Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts.

The site is managed by stop/go traffic control. While short delays may be expected, the work does not require a full road closure. The work is scheduled to be completed by Christmas 2016.

Mosquito Point s​​​wing

The swing at Mosquito Point will be out of action until further notice. The swing pole needs to be replaced after rot in the timber was discovered, making the swing potentially unsafe.​

Page reviewed: 31 Jan 2017 4:26pm