Road works and closures

Approved road closures


Akatarawa Hill Road closed to through traffic - 23 May to 6 June 2022, 7am-6pm

Kāpiti Coast District Council have advised us that they have contracted Higgins Contractors Ltd to carry out road maintenance work on Akatarawa Hill Road.  This work is on the Kapiti Coast District Council section of the road - approximately 1 km from the summit on the Upper Hutt side.

Traffic Management will be in place to allow residents full access to their property, however delays can be expected.  

The road will be reopened at night and weekends. 

When: The Road Closure will take place over two weeks starting 23rd May to the 6th of June, 7am to 6pm. Finishing works is expected to take a further week under stop and go traffic management.  The timing of the work is weather dependent.

What: A slip has occurred below the road which is threatening future stability of the road. A retaining wall is required to protect the road from any further loss of material supporting the stability of the road.

Why: Due to the significant volume of work required and size of specialised machinery, a road closure is the safest and most efficient way of completing the work.

If you require any additional information about the improvements, please contact:

Dante Sutch Construction Supervisor

Higgins Contractors Ltd

Mobile: (027) 6009977


Temporary Road Closure Saturday 10 September 2022

The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday 10 September 2022 from 6.00 am to 5.30 pm for the 20th Annual Rimutaka Trust Spring Festival:

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


Fergusson Drive Maintenance 16 May 2022 to 3 June 2022

Road maintenance will take place on Fergusson Drive from Palmer Crescent to Nicolaus Street.  This work will be done between 16 May and 3 June 2022 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Work will be done in stages.  Some works in intersections will need to be done at night – the dates will be advised when the work is scheduled.

Traffic management will be in place.

  1. All works are weather dependent.  Further notification will be provided if the work is postponed.
  2. Please ensure that all vehicles are moved from the roadside prior to the work commencing each morning.  If we are unable to locate owners of vehicles still in the area,  we will have to arrange for them to be towed to the nearest available parking area.  If you find your car missing, please check nearby streets before calling the contractor named below.
  3. In the interests of safety please ensure you keep well clear of the work site and follow the instructions of the staff on-site.
  4. Notifications have been made to the bus services.

For further information about this project, please contact the person mentioned below or alternatively approach the foreman on site.

Tom Harvey                                                                 Corey Calcinai

Fulton Hogan Ltd                                                        Fulton Hogan Ltd            

027 240 7440                                                              027 839 9469


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.


Pinehaven Culvert Replacement


This project is all but complete, just some fencing and planting to go.

To find out more, please visit our project web 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.