Road works and closures

Approved road closures


Temporary Road Closures of Thomas Neal Crescent

Thomas Neal Crescent will be closed to vehicular traffic from 9.30am to 3pm on the following dates in 2020: 

  • Tuesday 15 September and Wednesday 16 September
  • Tuesday 1 December and Wednesday 2 December

 This is to allow the National Advanced Driving School to run practical defensive driving training courses.

 Temporary Road Closure Sunday 6 December 2020

 The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday, 6 December 2020 for the Upper Hutt Santa Parade:

  • Kowhai Ave—from Logan St to Exchange St. Closing from 12.00 – 5.30 pm. Reopening when the street cleaner has been through and it is safe to reopen the road.
  • King St—from Kowhai Ave to Andrews Ln. Closing from 12.00 – 5.30 pm. Reopening when the street cleaner has been through and it is safe to reopen the road.
  • King St—from Andrews Ln to Fergusson Dr. Closing from 3.00 pm until the last float passes through (approximately 45 minutes).
  • Cairo St. Closing from 12.00 – 5.30 pm. Re-opening when the street cleaner has been through and it is safe to reopen the road.
  • Main St—from King St to Gibbons St. Closing from 2.00 – 5.30 pm. Reopening when the street cleaner has been through and it is safe to reopen the road. Car parks will be coned off from 12.00 pm
  • Royal St. Closing from 3.00 – 5.30 pm. Car parks will be coned off from 12.00 pm along Royal St.


Temporary Road Closure of Logan Street Sunday 6 December 2020

The following road will be closed to vehicular traffic from 9am to 3pm on Sunday, 6 December 2020 for the annual Cossie Club Children's Christmas Party:

  • Logan Street - between Sinclair Street and Andrews Lane


Temporary Road Closure of Karapoti Road Saturday 6 March 2021

Karapoti Road will be closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday 6 March 2021 from 9.30am to 4pm for the Karapoti Classic mountain bike event.  Extreme weather postponement date is Sunday 7 March 2021.


Road closure applications seeking approval


Temporary Road Closure Sunday 28 February 2021

Upper Hutt City Council has received a request for a temporary road closure of Wallaceville Road on Sunday 28 February 2021 from 7.30am to 5.00pm for the annual Wallaceville Hill Climb motorsport event.

The closure is requested to be applied to Wallaceville Road from 50 metres past the entrance to Wallaceville House, 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 Friday 20 November 2020.

Submitters' names and their submissions are usually published.


Applying for a temporary road closure permit

If you are planning a parade or street event that will close a public road, you need to have a temporary road closure permit. This is approval given for a road to be closed to vehicles and/or pedestrians at a certain place and point in time. It means you can hold your event to the standards required by law, and that a traffic management plan ensures everything runs smoothly. Gaining approval also means you won’t be fined, as closing a road unannounced is illegal.

You’ll need to let us know in writing at least three to six months before the event. This gives us time to consult with and gain approval from everyone involved, as well as advertise the closure publicly for any objections.

You will also need to source a traffic management company to prepare a traffic management plan, once you have been given approval. The preparation needs to be done by a Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS) with delegated authority with the Upper Hutt City Council. This will need to be approved to make sure the event will be safe and run with minimal disruption. Traffic Management companies are listed under traffic management equipment/services in the Yellow Pages.

View information and tips for organising or running an event in Upper Hutt

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.