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 

Temporary Road Closure Saturday 14 September 2024

The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday 14 September 2024 from 6.00 am to 5.30 pm for the 22nd Annual Rimutaka Trust Upper Hutt 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

There are no new applications seeking approval at this time.



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

Demolition Work Corner Main Street and Fergusson Drive 7 May 2024 - 31 May 2024

Upper Hutt City Council is demolishing the building complex at the corner of Main St and Fergusson Drive.  This work will be done between 7 May 2024 and 31 May 2024.  Inclement weather may impact on these dates.

Traffic management will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians and traffic in the area.  Please follow the traffic management controls that will be in place.








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.

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.