Road works and closures

Approved road closures


Temporary Road Closure of Mangaroa Valley Road at Cooleys Stream (Bridge B5/2) from Monday 21 June 2021.   

The bridge over Cooleys Stream on Mangaroa Valley Road is unsafe for use due to significant erosion to the bridge approach.  The road is closed to through traffic at around 248 Mangaroa Valley Rd. 

Repairs could take a number of weeks to complete. 

Cooleys Stream Bridge Mangaroa Valley Rd

Cooleys Stream map

Update 12 July 2021

The first section of the flood protection works is being built up to full height. This has allowed the hole in the road to be filled. Darlingtons are currently finishing off back-filling and site tidy-up, including removing the section of existing seal that was still in place.

Today (Monday 12th ) it is planned that Fulton Hogan will construct the road formation on top of the prepared fill. After that has been completed the road can be reopened to vehicles. At a later date it will need to be closed again for a few hours during the day to allow the asphalt surface to be laid.         

In order to fully protect the bridge the wall needs to be extended further upstream, and the bed of the stream needs to be restored to a more natural path.. This work will be completed once Greater Wellington Regional Council have processed and issued a resource consent for the work.


Update (number 1) 13 July 2021

Mangaroa Valley Road opened late yesterday afternoon, Monday 12 July 2021.

A temporary speed limit is in place as re-surfacing needs to be completed.  

Take care and drive to the conditions.



Update (number 2) 13 July 2021

The contractor has confirmed that the re-surfacing of Mangaroa Valley Road at Cooleys Bridge will be going ahead this Thursday, 15 July.  The road closure will need to be re-established to allow this work to take place.

We are planning for this work to take place between 9am and 3pm on Thursday 15 July 2021.

Please plan to use an alternative route during this time.

Update 15 July 2021

The re-surfacing of Mangaroa Valley Rd has been completed and the road is now open.


Temporary Road Closures of Thomas Neal Crescent on various days April to December 2021

Thomas Neal Crescent will be closed to vehicular traffic on the following dates from 9.30am to 3pm for the National Advanced Driving School Defensive Driving Courses:

  • Thursday 22 and Friday 23 April 2021
  • Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 June 2021
  • Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 September 2021
  • Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 December 2021


Temporary Road Closure of William Durant Drive & Thomas Neal Crescent

William Durant Drive & Thomas Neal Crescent will be closed to vehicular traffic from 7am to 5pm on the following Sundays in 2021 :

  • 30 May
  • 27 June
  • 25 July
  • 29 August
  • 26 September.

This is to conduct a series of organised autocross events for the Wellington based motoring fraternity.


Temporary Road Closure Saturday 11 September 2021

The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday 11 September 2021 from 6.00 am to 5.30 pm for the Annual Rimutaka Trust Spring Festival:

  • Main St between Royal St and King St.
  • Wilson St from Main St to Beaurepaires.
  • Pine Avenue between Main St and Queen St.
  • Lyster Lane.
  • The car park on Pine Ave immediately outside Noel Leeming.
  • Princes St from Main St to the Geange St intersection.
  • Geange St from Main St to the second pedestrian crossing just prior to the Countdown car park exit.
  • Russell St from Main St to Mumby Lane.
  • Wakefield St from Main St to the entrance to McDonalds.
  • Logan St from Main St to, and including, the pedestrian crossing in Logan St.


Road closure applications seeking approval

Currently, there are no new road closure applications seeking approval.


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 

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 using the link below.

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.