Road works and closures

1. Approved road closures

Five Sundays from May to September 2019

The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic on the following Sundays: 26 May, 30 June, 28 July, 25 August and 29 September 2019 from 7am to 5pm for a series of autocross and motorkhana events organised by the Hutt Valley Motorsport Club (Inc.):

  •  William Durant Drive
  • Thomas Neal Crescent 
Saturday 14 September 2019
The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday 14 September 2019 from 6am-5.30pm for the 18th Annual Rimutaka Trust Spring Festival:
  •  Main St from, but not including Royal St, to but not including the roundabout at King and Main St.
  • Wilson St from Main St to, but not including the Criterion Lane intersection.
  • Pine Ave from Main St to, but not including the Queen Street roundabout.
  • Lyster Lane.
  • The car park on Pine Ave outside Noel Leeming.
  • Princes St from Main St to, but not including 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, but not including the Mumby Lane intersection.
  • Wakefield St from Main St to, but not including the McDonalds entrance.
  • Logan St from Main St to and including the pedestrian crossing in Logan St.

2. Road Closure Applications Seeking Approval

Temporary Road Closure Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 September 2019 

Upper Hutt City Council has received a request from the National Advanced Drivers School for a temporary road closure to run practical defensive driving training courses.  The application is for the following roads on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 September 2019 from 9.30am to 3pm:

  • Thomas Neal Crescent
  • William Durant Drive

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 7 June 2019.

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 the temporary road closure application process.

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

3. 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.

  • California Dr – Totara Park area – UFB instillation
  • Gibbons St – Sewer main renewal
  • Fergusson, Main, King St to Park Street – Reseals
  • Fergusson Dr – UFB instillation

This work is weather dependent.

For information about roads, transport and parking refer to the Resources & Links section.

State Highway maintenance—New Zealand Transport Authority works (NZTA)

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. Use the Chorus link in the Resource & Links section to find out if your home address is included within Chorus’ work programmes and fibre availability.

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 in the Resource & Links section.

Chorus website

 Current UFB works in Upper Hutt

  • Totara Park

Water supply and wastewater projects

For information on water projects in and around Upper Hutt, please visit Wellington Water Projects

4. 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.

View map showing the 2015 – 2018 road resurfacing programme