Roading Network Updates

ROAD NETWORK UPDATES - 2022

21 September 2022

All roads affected by last month's weather are now open to normal operating traffic, we ask that you take care while traveling on these roads.

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15 September 2022
State Highway 3, Mt Messenger is now open. However, expect delays due to road works
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8 September 2022 - 12.20pm

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises State Highway 3 is closed over Mt Messenger in north Taranaki due to a NZ Police operation.

People are advised to delay their travel, where possible, or to expect delays.

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23 August 2022 - 9am
Please click here to read our latest media release regarding our roading network updates.
Ramaroa Road - Open, drive carefully as there is still clean up to do.
Fullerton Road - Slips. Please drive carefully
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22 August 2022 - 8am
A very BIG THANK YOU to our roading crews who work in all kinds of weather at all times of the day and night to ensure our roads are as safe as can be.
Tumutumu Road - Open to one lane, drive carefully.
Mairoa Road - Trees have been cut back and one lane is open. Clean up still to get underway.
Mangaotaki Road - Flooding. Signs are in place.
Soundy Road – Open to one lane, drive carefully.
Mangatoa Road - Open to one lane, drive carefully.
Speedies Road – Slip blocking road.
Te Anga Road – Slip blocking one lane.
Awakau Road – Open
Slips reported on others roads: Waipuna, Taharoa, Marokopa, Kawhia-Harbour, Te Waitere.
Please exercise caution and drive safe on our roads.
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19 August 2022 - 3.30pm
Our roading crews are extremely busy trying to clean up the slips, flooding and debris impacting our roading network.
They can't be everywhere at once, so please be patient if your road has not yet been cleared.
A very big thank you to our roading crews who work in all kinds of weather at all times of the night and day to ensure our roads are as safe as can be.
  • Tumutumu Road - One lane is open, with clean up still underway
  • Mairoa Road - Trees have been cut back and one lane is open. Clean up still to get underway.
  • Mangaotaki Road - Flooding. Signs are in place.
  • Soundy Road – Slip blocking road. Clean up still to get underway.
  • Speedies Road – Slip blocking road. Clean up still to get underway.
  • Te Anga Road – Slip blocking one lane. Clean up still to get underway.
  • Awakau Road – Slip blocking road. Clean up still to get underway.

Please exercise caution and drive safe on our roads.

  

   

 

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19 August 2022 - 1.40pm
Marokopa: There is no access from North East, and access from the South is risky (Soundy/Mangatoa end). Please do not venture out if you do not need to.
Due to lack of reception, updates are still limited, but we will endeavour to provide information as soon as it comes to hand.

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19 August 2022 - 1.30pm WAKA KOTAHI UPDATE

Update regarding work to make the entrance to Te Tokanganui-a-Noho marae safer for pedestrians to cross State Highway 3 Awakino Road.

Traffic Management for the Te Tokanganui-a-Noho marae pedestrian upgrade will be changed from Stop/Go to a detour as of Monday 22 August.

Traffic heading east on State Highway 30 will need to detour north along Carroll Street, cross the railway line on Ward Street and then head south on Rora Street. The same detour will apply in reverse for westbound traffic. The project is expected to be complete end of September.

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19 August 2022 - 11am

There is flooding in Marokopa and Te Anga as a result of last night's heavy rain. There are also trees down and slips on our local roading network.

Current status of roads:

  • Tumutumu Rd - Slip blocking road
  • Mairoa Rd - Slip blocking road
  • Mangaotaki Rd - Flooding
  • Soundy Rd – Slip blocking road
  • Speedies Rd – Slip blocking road
  • TeAnga Rd – Slip blocking one lane
  • Awakau Rd – Slip blocking road

Please be aware of the conditions while out and about and take care when driving.

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19 August 2022 - 9.30am

There is flooding in Marokopa and Te Anga as a result of last night's heavy rain. There are also trees down and slips on our local roading network.

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15 August 2022 - 10.30am

WAKA KOTAHI NOTICE - Pedestrian upgrade - Te Tokanganui-a-Noho Marae SH30/SH3
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that there will be Stop/Go operations at the intersection of State Highway 3 and State Highway 30 in Te Kūiti from 15 August for up to six weeks.
Work will take place to make the entrance to Te Tokanganui-a-Noho marae safer for pedestrians to cross State Highway 3 Awakino Road.
To keep site staff and motorists safe, Stop/Go traffic control will be in place from 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday from 15 August until the end of September.
This will affect State Highway 3 Awakino Road, State Highway 30 Waitete Road and Rora St in Te Kūiti.
Traffic will also need to be stopped for trains on the Main Trunk rail line which passes through the middle of the site.
Motorists are advised to expect delays and avoid this intersection if possible.
Waka Kotahi thanks the Te Kūiti community for their patience while they carry out this work.

 

8 August 2022 - 12.15pm

WAKA KOTAHI NOTICE: SH3 - Awakino Gorge
Drivers are advised to travel with caution on State Highway 3 between the southern side of Mt. Messenger and the Awakino Gorge due to a large diesel spill. Temporary speed limits are in place while crews attend the site and cleanup is underway.
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27 July 2022 - 4pm: SH30 ROADING UPDATE - WAKA KOTAHI

SH30 will remain closed until 7am tomorrow, at which point it will be under stop/go until further notice.

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27 July 2022 - 9am: SH30 ROADING UPDATE - WAKA KOTAHI

SH30 continues to remain closed today and tonight due to some onsite issues yesterday. The plan is for the road to be open again 7am tomorrow morning.

 

26 July 2022 - 3pm

Footpath renewals - The footpath renewals and improvements are almost complete. However, due to the recent poor weather the two remaining sites on Carroll Street have been postponed and will restart later in the year.

 

26 July 2022 - 12.45pm

Waimiha Road Pavement Rehabilitation - The pavement rehabilitation works along a section of Waimiha Road has now been completed. The works involved reconstruction of 640m of existing pavement, drainage improvements, safety improvements and a new coat of seal.

 

25 July 2022 - 5.30pm * Info provided by Waka Kotahi

State Highway 30 near Kopaki (between Te Kūiti and Kopaki Road) will be closed to all traffic from 6pm tonight until 7am Wednesday 27 July for repairs. 

Visit Waka Kotahi's website for more information

 

25 July 2022 - 5pm

Mangarino Road is now open. Roading crews are continuing to clear trees and more slip material throughout the district over the coming few days. Further road closures may be possible.

 

24 July 2022 - 11am

Due to a large slip on Mangarino Road, the road will be closed and a detour in place while the site is being cleared.

   

 

14 July 2022 - 4:55pm UPDATE

Te Anga Road is now open to one lane. Please drive carefully and to the conditions when on this road.

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13 July 2022 - UPDATE

Due to slips Te Anga and Ramaroa Roads are blocked, our Roading Crew is currently working on clearing these roads.

Roading crews are also currently checking and cleaning sites on Takiri, Mangatoa, Marokopa, Mangaotaki, Tumutumu Roads.

 

Please read our latest Media Release on our roading network and Cyclone Dovi update

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8 July 2022 - 4.35pm UPDATE

Due to the wet weather, there have been a number of slips on our roads.

Our Roading crew are out clearing multiple large slips on Te Anga road.

The following roads are to be cleared: Ramaroa Road, Tumutumu Road, Aria Road, Ohura Road

Advice for road users is to stay home unless travel is urgent. We will keep you updated.

Please report any flooding or slips to Council. Thank you for your understanding.

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22 June 2022 - STATE HIGHWAY 3, AWAKINO GORGE

On Tuesday 14 June, the heavy rainfall also caused a large under slip on State Highway 3, south of Awakau Road in the Awakino Gorge, causing damage to the road pavement as well as nearby guardrails, fences and drainage.  The area is currently under traffic light stop/go with delays of approximately 5-10 minutes and roading crews are monitoring the site 24/7 to ensure the safety of road users.  

17 June 2022 - 1pm UPDATE

Slump and cracking sites have been made safe with temporary repairs or the placement of traffic management. Roads include Oparure, Fullerton, Rangitoto, Mangaotaki, Kent, Paekaka, Speedies, Patoto, Aria, Tumutumu, Maraetaua, Mangaorongo Roads.

Slip sites that are still being cleaned up - Te Anga, Taharoa, Marokopa, Mangatoa, Manganui, Soundy, Pomarangai, Mokauiti, Ohura, Mapara South, Tapuwae, Mangaokewa, Mangarino, Takiri, Kohua, Waitahi, Ramaroa, Pukerimu, Gribbon, Papakauri, Taumatamaire Roads.

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15 June 2022
Our roading crew is currently clearing the slip blocking Pungarehu Road 
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14 June 2022 - 11.15am UPDATE

The weather is keeping our roading crew very busy. Crews are continuing with the clean up of slips, trees and washouts on Te Anga, Taharoa, Marokopa, Mangatoa, Soundy, Pomarangai, Aria, Totoro, Mokauiti, Mapara South, Tapuwae, Mangaokewa and Mangarino Roads.

We are continuing to receive information from the public (via our Service Request system) and also from onsite inspections. Crews are also being notified of any new issues that require urgent attention.

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10 June 2022  - 11.15am UPDATE

Roading crews continue to clean up slips to make safe for all our road users. However, constant rainfall continues to be challenge with sites needing to be cleared again. 

Please take extreme care while driving in our District – especially Te Anga, Taharoa, Marokopa, Mangatoa, Manganui, Aria, Waitahi Roads.

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6 June 2022 -  11.30am UPDATE

The majority of the main slips were cleared on Friday and roads were kept open to one lane. The priority was to make sites safe, especially for the long weekend. One crew worked on Saturday morning on Mangatoa Road to continue what couldn’t be cleared on Friday.

Roading crews are currently checking and cleaning sites on Te Anga, Taharoa, Marokopa and Mangatoa Roads.

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3 June 2022 -  1.15pm UPDATE
Inframax crews continue to clean up Marokopa Road, but this may take all weekend due to the continuous rain.
Parts of the road are still flooded, and high tide could be a problem, which may prove difficult for light vehicles trying to navigate through the flooded areas.
Please drive carefully in this area, be aware of the road conditions, and don’t venture out if you don’t need to.
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3 June 2022 - 11am UPDATE

Roading crews are continuing to clear slips and blocked culverts on Marokopa, Mangatoa, Te Anga, Taharoa, Te Waitere, Kawhia Harbour Roads. These were opened to one lane yesterday.

Flooding is also forcing some minor lane closures due to rising rivers/streams/tide.

 Other roads affected with flooding and small slips are Waimiha, Mangaiti, Aria, and Pukerimu.

Please drive carefully and be aware of the road conditions.

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3 June 2022 - 9.15am UPDATE
Marokopa Road is currently open, however clean up is still taking place. Please drive safely if in this area and be mindful of the Inframax crews.
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2 June 2022 - 3.45pm update

An Inframax crew is currently assessing the impact of the flooding and will work on clearing the road. However for safety reasons, this cannot be fully undertaken while the flood waters are still rising.
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2 June 2022 - 3pm:
Council is aware the road to Marokopa and Te Anga has flooded and is currently impassable.
Our roading department staff are currently responding. We will keep you updated as information comes to hand.
Please stay safe on our roads and do not venture out if you do not need to.
2 June 2022 - 2.30pm:
Taumatatotara West Road has been physically closed off due to on-going safety concerns. An alternative access off Coutts Road has been provided for residents, workers, contractors and emergency vehicles.
Please do not try to access this road. Thank you for your understanding.
Monday 22 November 2021 - 9am
ROAD RESURFACING PROGRAMME TO START
With the warmer weather now upon us, Council's roading contractors will be starting the first portion of the annual road resurfacing programme this week.
Phase one of Waitomo’s resealing programme will see almost 9km of roads being resealed at 15 different sites, including urban and rural sealed roads. The resealing is necessary to restore the condition of the sealed road surface of some of the older seal coats, in much the same way that a house needs to be repainted every few years. The average life of a seal coat in our district, is approximately 11 years.
The largest lengths of resealing will be on Ramaroa Road off State Highway 4 at 2.3km, followed by Totoro Road at 1.4km.
The resealing programme will kickstart tomorrow (23 November) with urban roads, which will include Matai, Eketone, Ailsa, Alexandra, Gladstone, Grey, Hinerangi, John and Julian Streets in Te Kuiti and Tui and Kea Streets in Piopio.
Other roads include Somerville, Hangatiki East and Marokopa Roads.
There will be more resurfacing undertaken, post-Christmas - we will keep you updated of our programme.
The work will be undertaken by Higgins as Inframax Construction Ltd’s sealing subcontractor.

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Thursday 1 July 2021 - 3pm

HAUTURU ROAD: One lane is closed on Hauturu Road, Te Anga, about 500m from Te Anga Road, due to a slip. Please take care. An orange netting fence will be erected to provide further visual warning to road users. Repairing this will not be a quick fix.

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Wednesday 31 March 2021 - 4pm

  • WAITOMO CAVES (SH37): Road closure on Waitomo Caves Road (State Highway 37) due to a fallen tree blocking the road . The detour route is via SH3, Oparure Road and Fullerton Road.
  • MAIROA: Mairoa Road, Piopio is closed due to a slip blocking the road between house numbers 971 - 1010 Mairoa Road. The detour is via Mangaotaki Road or SH3 and Oparure Road.

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Monday 10 August 2020

  • TE KUITI: Road closure on Princes St between Bayne St and King St West due to water works. A detour in place via King St West, John St and South Street, or King St West, Tawhana St and Queen St.
  • There is also stop/go traffic control in place this morning on Liverpool St due to work being carried out by The Lines Company.

Monday 3 August 2020

Here is a list of the road works in the District for this week


Tuesday 7 July 2020

Here is a full list (PDF 340 KB) of road works in the District for this week


Monday 22 June 2020

Here is a full list (PDF 336 KB) of road works for this week


Tuesday 9 June 2020

Here is a full list of road works on Waitomo District Roads


Tuesday 2 June 2020

From 2nd of June, Veloce and Chorus will be working in the Piopio township area installing Fibre optic cables underground.  They are starting in Kaka and Kawana Streets. Keep an eye out for our daily updates. (PDF 347 KB)


Wednesday 29 May 2020

See attached PDF for a full list of road works on Waitomo District Roads. (PDF 346 KB)


Wednesday 27 May 2020

A portion of Taupiri St, from Sheridan St to South End Loop in Te Kuiti will be closed for the morning of Wednesday 27 May 2020 for urgent road repairs. The detour route is via Rora St and King St East (or via Esplanade and King St East).


Wednesday 20 May 2020

See attached PDF for full list of road works on Waitomo District Roads. (PDF 336 KB)


Wednesday 13 May 2020

A portion of Taupiri St, from Sheridan St to South End Loop in Te Kuiti will be closed for the afternoon of Wednesday 13 May 2020 for urgent road repairs. The detour route is via Rora St and King St East (or via Esplanade and King St East).


Thursday 30 April 2020

Logging Contractors will be working on Te Waitere Road on Thursday 30 April 2020 and Friday 31 April 2020.