Road works and closures

Approved road closures

Temporary Road Closure of Wallaceville Road Sunday 26th February 2023

The following roads to vehicular traffic on Sunday 26th February 2023 from 8.00am to 5.00pm for the annual Wallaceville Hillclimb Motorsport event:

  • Wallaceville Road, from approximately 50 metres uphill of the Wallaceville House driveway to the intersection with Gorrie Road.

 

Road closure applications seeking approval

 

Temporary Road Closure of Karapoti Road Saturday 4 March 2023

Upper Hutt City Council has received a request for a temporary road closure of Karapoti Rd on Saturday 4 March 2023 from 9.30am to 4pm for the Karapoti Classic mountain bike event.  Extreme weather postponement date is Sunday 5 March 2023.

Any submissions should be received at the office of the Chief Executive, Upper Hutt City Council, Private Bag 907, Upper Hutt 5140, or email: askus@uhcc.govt.nz by 25 November 2022.

Submitters’ names and their submissions are usually published.

 

 

Major roadworks in progress

From time to time a temporary road closure may be required to allow for physical road works and local events. There may be some disruption to traffic as speed is reduced while going through or next to a work site. Stop/go traffic flow will be in place where required. All work is weather dependent and time-frames may extend due to this.

This work is weather dependent.

You can view ALL maintenance work for Wellington and Wairarapa on the NZTA website

 

Moonshine Hill Road Closure from 17 October 2022

Important retaining wall construction and maintenance work starts soon on Moonshine Hill Road. Contractors will begin work on 17 October with an estimated completion of mid-December. This work will help resilience of the road and keep it safe for road users.

Regular users of the road will know that this section is narrow, this means that we will need to close the road from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday to Friday. The road will be open outside of these times, including in the weekend.

The road will be closed from Moonridge Road to 197 Moonshine Hill Road. The suggested detour is the River Road (SH2) and Haywards Hill Road (SH58).

If you have any questions about this work, please get in touch at askus@uhcc.govt.nz or call 04 527 2169.

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Silverstream bulk water supply pipe renewal - August 2022 to February 2023

Wellington Water are replacing the bulk water supply pipe that runs underneath the northern end of Whitemans Road and the rail line at Silverstream Train Station through to Fergusson Drive. The Silverstream bulk water supply pipe renewal will replace an old section of the pipe which has already failed once, causing significant disruption - replacing this pipe will minimise the risk of future pipe failures.

Train services won’t be affected but around 30 spaces at the Metlink carpark off Fergusson Drive and eight spaces on Gard Street are unavailable, and will be until mid-September.

Traffic management won't be required until September. There will be some stop/go and one-lane traffic management, but no full closures.

We’re in touch with Wellington Water and will keep you updated as the project progresses.

You can read more about the project here: https://www.wellingtonwater.co.nz/work-in-your-area/silverstream-bulk-water-supply-pipe-renewal

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Road Works on Blue Mountains Road starting the first week of August 2022.

Darlington Drilling will be working near 73 Blue Mountains Road, please see map for the location.

This is for the construction of a new retaining wall, footpath, kerb and channel.

Work is expected to take 6-8 weeks, weather dependent.

Drivers are asked to take care through this section.

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Major earthworks for Alexander Road - commencing 7 June 2022

 

Update 14 September 2022

Alexander Road will reopen to two-way traffic at a reduced speed of 30k on Saturday 17 September.

Before that happens, drivers will notice an altered road layout on Thursday and Friday, with northbound traffic switched to the newly chip sealed lane.

Driver note - the chip seal is temporary, the final asphalt layer will be laid at the end of the project. Keeping your speed to 30k is essential to maintain the surface of the road. It also reduces the risk of loose chip flying up and hitting windscreens which can happen at higher speeds.

 

Update 12 September 2022

After a two week delay due to a significant amount of rain through the winter months, contractors (PCL) have confirmed they were finally able to lay the chip seal on Saturday.

They’re now working towards switching the traffic back to two-way. The crew on site have a few small tasks to complete this week before that can happen – we’ll let you know the date as soon as it’s confirmed.

It’s important to note that when the lane reopens, there is still work to be carried out and there could be some further disruption to motorists.

Key features of the new road include:

  • A new roundabout and a new intersection which will tie into stage 11 of the Wallaceville development.
  • A new 2.5 m cycleway and footpath on the northern side of the road
  • Addition of 22 new streetlights to create light in what was otherwise a non-lit area.
  • A widening of the existing road to facilitate a new flush median which will provide safe refuge for vehicles looking to turn right while other vehicles pass.
  • New asphalt to replace the older existing chip seal surface.

An update has just been shared with our community on Facebook and on our website. You can read the detailed update from PCL on our website. Go to https://www.upperhuttcity.com/News/Alexander-Road-%E2%80%93-major-works-update

 

Update 17 August 2022

This project had been delayed due to the significant rainfall over the past couple of months. 

The contractors, PCL, are expecting to reopen the Southbound lane at the end of August.

Details about the remaining works will be shared closer to the time.

 

Update 19 July 2022

Current progress is tracking to the programme with the aim to open the road to two-way traffic 11-15 August.

Kerb work is programmed to be done this week, weather permitting.

This will be followed by the build and preparation of the road, then a two coat chip seal on the surface.

Note: This must be done in fine weather, 30k speed restrictions will stay in place to allow the chip to bed into seal properly.

Minor changes will be made to the TMP to reflect the methodology and schedule.


Major earthworks are set to begin on a section of Alexander Road (from the Ward Street roundabout to the Hopkirk Avenue roundabout) on 7 June 2022.

The southbound lane will be closed for 10-12 weeks, and a detour will be in place. The detour is shown on the map below. 

Works include: 

  • Widening the road
  • Footpaths, drainage and gutters on both sides of the road
  • Streetlight installation
  • Building an additional roundabout entrance to Wallaceville Estate (Dahl Drive)
  • Re-paving the road 

If you have any questions about this work, please get in touch at askus@uhcc.govt.nz or call 04 527 2169. 

This work is being carried out by PCL Contracting on behalf of the developer. 

 

 

Katherine Mansfield Drive Upgrade

The first section of Katherine Mansfield Drive was upgraded and properly formed a number of years ago. Council is now working on an upgrade of the next section that was previously private land. For more information visit the Katherine Mansfield Drive Upgrade project page.

 

UFB installation

Chorus is working in Upper Hutt to rollout Ultrafast Broadband and the Rural Broadband Initiative. Fibre can deliver large amounts of data further and faster than the copper cables that traditionally deliver telecommunications services.

At least three weeks before UFB work starts in your street, residents will receive a leaflet and a letter letting you know of work coming up and the impact on your area.

When Chorus has finished laying fibre in your street you need to contact a telecommunications service provider to order a UFB-based service. They place an order with Chorus who will then organise a suitable time to come to your home and connect you to the new fibre network.

You should talk to your current service provider first. If they have not launched their UFB-based products use the link in the Resource & Links section to find out where you can get UFB based services from.

Chorus has a new Rollout and Service Availability Map which shows you the first three years UFB rollout and five years of RBI, including rural schools. This means you can check on the progress of their planned network upgrades, including UFB and RBI, and find out what services are available to you. 

For more information including ‘where you can get UFB based services’ from and  ‘rollout and service availability map’ visit the Chorus website

Water supply and wastewater projects

For information on water projects in and around Upper Hutt, please visit Wellington Water Projects

Forward Works Programme

If road resurfacing works are planned for your street, we’ll let you know closer to the time. You will receive a preliminary notice in your letterbox at least 48 hours beforehand advising you of the dates and times.

There may be changes to the programme with sites added or deferred to a later year to accommodate necessary scheduling.