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Current Road Works and Closures

Thursday 12 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

Tasman Great Taste Trail - Section Closed for Repairs in Mapua

The Great Taste Trail between Mapua School and Tait Street will be closed for repairs from Thursday 12 July to Friday 20 July 2018.

The trail will be open during the weekend but care should be taken as the surface may be rough. Please use the shared path on Stafford Drive. 

More details on the Heart of Biking website

Map of the area to be closed and the alternative route to be used

Motueka trail closure July 2018

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 John@laversbuilding.co.nz 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 31 July
Aorere Road, Canaan Road   Grading In progress 20 July
Aorere Road, Birds Road   Metalling In progress 20 July
Dry Road   Storm damage repairs In progress 20 July
Local  and Urban roads Various Roadside spraying In progress 20 July
Commerical Street Library entrance Access closure 11 June 20 July



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 20 July
Florence Street   Footpath Upgrade In progress 20 July
Fittal Street   Carpark extension 18 June 13 July

Motueka Area





Riwaka-Kaiteriteri Road, Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Road, Riwaka-Sandy Bay Road, Waiwhero Road, Thorpe-Orinoco Road, Gardner Valley Road, Harley Road, Moutere Highway, Dovedale Road, Motueka Valley Highway  Various Wilding tree spray and removal 25 June 2018 29 June
Greenwood Street, Ledger Avenue, Goodman Drive, York Street, Clay Street, McCarthy Crescent, Boyce Street   UFB contruction work In progress 27 July


No works planned        



Pretty Bridge Valley Road

  Water table works In progress 13 July

Ridgeview Way

  Footpath works In progress 13 July

Wilson Road Swing Bridge

Walkway Under slip remediation In progress 13 July

Awa Awa Road

  Preseal repairs In progress 13 July

Dovedale Basin moving into the Moutere Bain

Various Grading In progress 13 July

Cozens Road, Brandy Creek, Eden valley , Win Valley, Forest Creek, Sunday Creek, Hinetai Road, Pretty Bridge Valley Road , Fox Hill Cemetery, Quail Vally, Tidd Road, Leigh Road, Fox Hill Road, Wantwood Road, Hiwipango Road

Various Metalling In progress 13 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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