Planned Works & Road Closures

Planned works December 2018

Flood damage recovery: Whanganui River Road RP49.8 (Jerusalem Bluff Retreat)

Pre-resealed road maintenance: Mangamahu Road, Papaiti Road, Whanganui River Road, Alma Road, Heads Road, Kowhai Street, Kaikokopu Road, Portal Street

Road resealing: Various streets and roads (identified by letter drop)

Unsealed road grading: Kauarapaoa Road, Rangitatau East Road, Okoia area

Kerb and channel renewal: Taupo Quay (Victoria Avenue to St Hill Street), St Hill Street (Guyton Street to Ingestre Street)

Footpath renewal: Taupo Quay (Victoria Avenue to St Hill Street), St Hill Street (Maria Place to Guyton Street)   

Pavement reinstatement: Taupo Quay (Victoria Avenue to St Hill Street), St Hill Street (Guyton Street to Ingestre Street), Airport Road (Wastewater Treatment Plant entrance)     

Water table/culvert maintenance: Area-wide pre-reseal repairs, Kauarapaoa Road

Mowing and vegetation treatment: Whanganui River Road, areas of Kai Iwi, Fordell, Okoia, Putiki

Water main works: Anzac Parade (Nixon Street to Nile Street), Liverpool Street, Grey Street, Anzac Parade (new toilet block on Anzac Parade)

Stormwater: Mosston Road (Heads Road east from Wharf Street). Mosston Road is closed from Ruapehu to Titoki Street – expected to re-open before Christmas

Durie Hill Elevator
Temporary closure

A fault with the Durie Hill Elevator means it won't be working for up to four weeks. During this period, all mechanical parts will be overhauled and new cables will be installed. We will let you know when it's up and running again via Community Link and our Facebook page.

Taupō Quay/St Hill Street traffic signals

Traffic signals have been switched on at the Taupō Quay/St Hill Street intersection.

The traffic signals have been installed at the T-intersection as part of Te Tuaiwi Shared Pathway and an upgrade of Taupō Quay. The shared pathway runs the length of St Hill Street, separating cyclists from motor vehicles and providing school children with a safer route to schools in the central city.

The new lay-out includes designated left and right turning lanes for all drivers. Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to cross safely from St Hill Street to Taupō Quay, make their way to the City Wharf and join up with the City to North Mole shared pathway.

Crossing safely at a controlled intersection:

  • Check to make sure the pedestrian and/or cyclist signal opposite you has turned green, or the button is vibrating, before you cross. The buzzer is a warning to check your signal – it is not a 'clear to cross' signal.
  • Each button is an audio/tactile unit that emits its own sound and vibration to assist those who are visually impaired to cross safely.
  • If the signal turns flashing red while you're crossing, carry on. You'll have time to get across. The green signal is to initiate crossing. If it is flashing red or red don't start your crossing.
  • It is best to check for turning traffic before and during crossing. Turning drivers will be getting used to the new signals, so stay alert on the crossing at all times.

Mosston Road restrictions
Stormwater upgrade


The Mosston Road stormwater pipe upgrade involves upgrading stormwater services to the Westborne Manufacturing Zone (Mill Road/Manuka Street). A concrete pipe, 1350mm in diameter is being built specifically for stormwater drainage to enable industrial development in the area.

As part of this work, access to several streets will be restricted until approximately July 2019. Temporary traffic management can be expected during these works.

Latest update

Here’s an update on the work which has been completed so far and what is yet to come.

The first part of this upgrade, which is the works at the intersection of Heads Road and Mosston Road, has been completed. The intersection will be sealed as soon as weather permits. This seal will be temporary but it will be upgraded with a more substantial material soon.

The stormwater main works at Hinau Street have also been completed and this section will also be permanently re-sealed within the next two weeks. The section of Mosston Road from Heads Road to Hinau Street will also be permanently sealed in due course.

The next section of road works to install more pipework will take place on Heads Road, from the Mosston Road intersection toward town for a distance of about 250 metres. This work is likely to be completed by late November 2019.

Following this work, another stormwater pipe will be installed along Heads Road toward Castlecliff for a distance of about 220 metres. This work is likely to be completed by February 2019.

What's ahead

Temporary traffic management can be expected in the following streets for the duration of the separation activity:

  • Heads Road (East of Mosston Road) from 6 August 2018 to 26 November 2018
  • Heads Road (West of Mosston Road) from 29 October 2018 to 18 February 2019
  • Ruapehu Street from 20 December 2018 to 11 March 2019
  • Kowhai Street from 4 February 2019 to 29 April 2019
  • Titoki Street from 8 April 2019 to 29 July 2019
Although we will try to minimise full road closures as much as possible, in some cases they can’t be avoided due to the nature of the work taking place.

These will be advertised in Community Link (the Council's page in the Midweek) and on this page.  

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: 05 Dec 2018 4:26pm