Current Road Works and Closures

Monday 24 September 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

Avoid Lower Queen Street until Friday

Due to water pipe work that must cross the road, there will be traffic management and delays on Lower Queen Street until Friday.

We recommend all road users avoid Lower Queen Street for the rest of this week. Residents and businesses still have access.

There will be a road closure on Sunday Creek Road  - Closed for tree felling

The area of Sunday Creek Road that is operated by Nelson Forests Limited, and unmaintained by the Council, is closed for forestry operations.

The closure will continue intermittently for the next 8-10 weeks. Please follow signage put in place by Nelson Forest Limited.

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 likey to re-open around October 2018.

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 at 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

Abel Tasman Drive - Seaward side Between Totally Roasted Cafe (734 Abel Tasman Drive) and 622 Abel Tasman Drive (near the Clifton Road intersection) New wastewater pipe - will be laid in short sections In progress December 2018
Cobb Valley Road   Bridge abutment works and rock repairs In progress 30 September
Collingwood area   Grading In progress 28 September
Dry Road and minor spots on various roads   Metalling In progress 28 September
Collingwood Bainham Road   Shoulder widening In progress 30 September


Lower Queen Street Various Replacement of water, sewer and stormwater services. In progress End September 2018
Bateup Road State Highway to Wensley Road - One way traffic flow. Detours in place Stormwater & water upgrades In progress February 2019
Greenacres Road   Culvert Install In progress 28 September

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,Whakarewa Street, Gray Street   UFB contruction work In progress 30 September
Weka Road   Urgent Digout In progress 28 September
Central Road, various roads off Moutere Highway and Central Road   Grading In progress 28 September



No works planned




Redwood Valley Road, Redwood Park Road, Harley Road and Marriages Road 

  Pre-seal repairs In progress 28 September

Awa Awa Road and Rosedale Road

  Culvert Replacement In progress 28 September

Rosedale Road

  Grading   In progress 28 September

Gibbs Valley Road, Eves Valley Road, Haycock Road, Baigent Valley Road, Lee Valley Road

  Metalling In progress 28 September



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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