Road works and closures

Road Closures for Events

If you are planning an event that requires road closure, you need to apply to Council for permission.  Please email your request to  giving as many details as possible - date, time, event, participants etc.

Council is required to advertise the application in the local paper and give the community time to make a submission for or against the road closure.  Council will also contact landowners area affected by the road closure. 

Once this information has been received, the application will either go to a Council Committee or a Council meeting for a decision.

There are costs associated with this process: advertising, road closed signs and postage.

Traffic Management and Public Liability insurance are also conditions of a road closure for an event, this is organised by the applicant at their expense.

This process can take a number of weeks to complete, especially if it has to go to a Council meeting. 

Please send your request through at least 10-12 weeks prior to the event.


Approved road closures 


Road closure applications seeking approval

Temporary Road Closure of Wallaceville Road Sunday 25th February 2024

Upper Hutt City Council has received a request for a temporary road closure of the following road on Sunday 25th February 2024 from 7.30am 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.


Any submissions should be received at the office of the Chief Executive, Upper Hutt City Council, Private Bag 907, Upper Hutt 5140, or email: by 10 November 2023.

Submitters’ names and their submissions are usually published.

Temporary Road Closure of Karapoti Road Saturday 2 March 2024

Upper Hutt City Council has received a request for a temporary road closure of Karapoti Rd on Saturday 2 March 2024 from 9.30am to 4pm for the Karapoti Classic Mountain bike event. Extreme weather postponement date is Sunday 3 March 2024.

Any submissions should be received at the office of the Chief Executive, Upper Hutt City Council, Private Bag 907, Upper Hutt 5140, or email: by 17 November 2023.

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


Fergusson Drive Re-Sealing Works - 2023

In 2022, the Fergusson Drive repair work was fast tracked from 10 to five years following consultation with our community through the Annual Plan 2022-2023. The first stage of the programme of works commenced with sections around Stephen Street to Argyle Grove (before the Ward Street roundabout) and the westbound lane completed.

Stage 2 of the Fergusson Drive programmed works commenced early August 2023 with sections around Golders Road and Broadway Shops (North and Southbound) and the sections around St Patricks College (North and South Bound) completed. The remaining sections continuing throughout September 2023 will see sections of Fergusson Drive from Hood Avenue to York Avenue (North and South Bound), Hood Avenue to Golf Road (North and South Bound) completed. Further work is being considered but subject to resource availability.


Wastewater Pipe Renewals: Martin St, Richmond St, Melrose St  (July - December 2023)

Wellington Water, on behalf of Upper Hutt City Council, is renewing a section of the wastewater network in Upper Hutt, servicing properties in Martin Street, Richmond Street, and Melrose Street, to improve the resilience of the network and protect public and environmental health.

The works will be carried out in the following locations:

• Martin Street, from 112 Martin Street up to the Benzie Crescent intersection, including the private accessway at 87 to 89A Martin Street,

• Richmond Street,

• Melrose Street, from 1 to 8

The Project starts next week and is to run till mid-December 2023. Hours of work will generally be 7am-6pm, Monday to Friday, with Saturday work carried out as required. No noisy work will start prior to 7:30am.

To reduce disruption, trenchless methods will be used where possible, such as lining existing pipework. There may be occasions when the contractor needs access to your property to locate your wastewater lateral; if this is the case, we’ll give you at least 24 hours’ notice beforehand. There will be some noise with this work, however every effort will be made to minimise this.

At times, access to properties may be restricted during working hours. If your property is affected in this way, we’ll let you know the day before, and you can contact our project team if you have any concerns about that. If you have any specific access requirements, please contact us to discuss how we can work with you.

On-street car parking in the area alongside the worksite will be restricted so please do not park your vehicle within the coned areas. This will help us to get the work done as quickly and safely as possible. There may also be delays for traffic passing through the worksite during working hours.

We really appreciate your understanding and patience as we work to improve the wastewater network in your area. If you have any questions about this project, please contact:

Michelle Hoffman, E.N.Ramsbottom Ltd, 027 471 6246

Esteé Smith, Calibre Consulting, 021 983 044,

After hours, please call the Upper Hutt City Council Call Centre at 04 527 2169




Silverstream bulk water supply pipe renewal 

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:





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.