Current Road Works and Closures

Monday 23 July 2018

This page lists current and planned road works and infrastructure maintenance and is updated weekly. Please note that the list is indicative only, as weather and unforeseen emergency events may affect roads at short notice.

Planned Roadworks and Closures

Canaan Road

The road is currently open but has got a large amount of snow in places and care should be taken by those using this road.

With the impending snowfall forecast for tonight, the road will be closed this evening and is likely to remain closed tomorrow.

Tasman Great Taste Trail - Storm Repairs

The  Great Taste Trail is open but post-storm repairs will be continuing in the coming months.

Please follow any signage and care should be taken in areas where the surface is rough.

Follow the link for more details from the  Heart of Biking website. 

Cobb Dam Road

The Cobb Dam Road and access to the Cobb Reservoir will remain closed until further notice.

The Council is working closely with the Department of Conservation and Trustpower, as owners of the road, to ensure that public access is restored as soon as practical.

At this stage access is likley to re-open around October 2018.

Takaka Library Carpark

The Commercial Street access to the Takaka Library Carpark will be closed to vehicles for several weeks starting Monday 11 June 2018 while seismic strengthening work is undertaken on the NBS building.

During construction vehicle entry and exit will be via Reilly Street. This is private work and any concerns are best directed to John Lavers of Aorere Construction Limited or 021 1193 117.

Graham Valley South Branch Road

Caution and the use of a 4WD is advised as the road can become very slippery when wet. Please note that this road can be closed any any time due to slips.

Wangapeka River Road - Dart River Ford

The Dart River ford is a concrete ford that water will flow over at all times. Due care needs to be taken when assessing to cross or not. Trampers need to allow an extra day in case the river is high as there is no other available crossing.

Current Roading and Infrastructure Works

Road Name



Expected Start Date

Estimated Completion Date

Golden Bay

Cobb  Valley Road   Bridge abutment works and rock repairs In progress 30 August
Aorere Road, Birds Road, Upper Takaka and Collingwood area   Grading In progress 30 July
Aorere Road, Birds Road, Dry Road, Kaihoka Lakes Road   Metalling In progress 30 July
Dry Road   Storm damage repairs In progress 30 July
Commerical Street Library entrance Access closure 11 June 10 August



No works planned



Lower Queen Street Various Replacement of water, sewer and stormwater services. In progress September 2018
Bateup Road State Highway to Wensley Road - One way traffic flow. Detours in place Stormwater & water upgrades In progress February 2019
Herbert Street   Footpath upgrade In progress 30 July
Florence Street   Footpath Upgrade In progress 30 July
Eyles Road   Slip and water table repairs In progress 30 July

Motueka/Tasman Area





Greenwood Street, Ledger Avenue, Goodman Drive, York Street, Clay Street, McCarthy Crescent, Boyce Street, Moffatt Street, Marion Place, Taylor Avenue, Tudor Street, High Street   UFB contruction work In progress 30 August
Rowling Loop, Eden Road, Arcadia Road, Kina Peninsular   Grading In progress 30 July

Tapawera Area

Jones Road, Wangapeka River Road, Sherry River, Slippery Road, Hewitt Road   Grading In progress 30 July
Strachan Road   Maintenance Metal 23 July 30 July



Moutere Highway

  Reatining wall installation In progress 30 July

Pomona Road

  Slip repairs In progress 30 July

Awa Awa Road

  Preseal repairs In progress 30 July



No works planned


Please note many of these activities are weather dependent.

NZTA Nelson, Malborough and Tasman Maintenance Programme

There are a number of other roadworks happening on the State Highway network across the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions.

For further information on the locations and type of works taking place, visit the NZTA website.

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