Road works and closures

Approved road closures



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

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:



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.



Major earthworks for Alexander Road - commencing 7 June 2022


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 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.