Current road closures
There are currently no road closures.
There are currently no road closures.
|Road name||Location||Activity||Expected start date||Estimated completion date|
|Wadsworth Street, Abel Tasman Drive, Commercial Street, Junction Street, Motupipi Street, Reilly Street, Rototai Street, Boundary Road, Arapeta Place, Toiora Close, Rose Road, Lake Crescent, Norman Bensemann Place and Edinburgh Street||UFB Construction||In progress||5 December 2020|
|Dry Road||Culvert install and culvert cleaning.||In progress||4 December 2020|
|Te Hapu Road||Culvert install and clean||In progress||4 December 2020|
|Cowin Road||Culvert clean||In progress||4 December 2020|
|Takaka - Local roads||Various locations||Mowing||In progress||4 December 2020|
|Collingwood-Bainham area||Grading||In progress||4 December 2020|
|Takaka - unsealed roads||Various locations||Spot metalling - as required||In progress||4 December 2020|
|Takaka||Township and Upper Takaka through to Collingwood||Spraying||In progress||6 December 2020|
|Rochfort Drive||Footpath repairs||In progress||4 December 2020|
|Martin Farm Road and Riwaka-Kaiteriteri Road||AC repairs||In progress||4 December 2020|
|Moutere Highway||Pavement digouts and shoulder work||In progress||4 December 2020|
|Aranui Road||Pavement digouts and shoulder work||In progress||4 December 2020|
|Ruby Bay - Stafford Drive||Pomona Road to 66 Stafford Drive||Minor works - water pipe installation||In progress||February 2021|
|Mapua - Aranui Rd||
Mapua Drive end of Aranui Road
|Watermain and wastewater pipe installation||In progress||December 2020|
|Mapua - Higgs Rd||
Cnr. Higgs & Aranui Roads
|Wastewater upgrades||In progress||February 2021|
|Mapua - Mapua Drive||Between SH60 and no. 73 Mapua Drive||Shared pathway construction||In progress||Mid-December 2020|
|Stafford Drive||Drainage and slip remediation work||In progress||4 December 2020|
|Motueka - urban streets||Urban spraying||In progress||4 December 2020|
|Tadmore Valley Road||Gravel footpath||In progress||4 December 2020|
|Murchison local roads and State Highway||Spraying||In progress||6 December 2020|
For further information on the locations and type of works taking place, visit the NZTA website.
Matakitaki Road, Murchison - Car Rally Event
Closure of roads to ordinary vehicular traffic
Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that for the purpose of a Nelson Car Club Rally the following road will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period(s) indicated hereunder.
During the period of closure the following provision will be made for ordinary vehicular traffic which would otherwise use the roads: Matakitaki Road from 1.48km from the start of Matakitaki Road for 10 kilometres (RP 1.48 – RP 11.48)
Period or periods of closure: Saturday 5 December 2020, 7.00am to 7.00pm
Alternative provision for ordinary vehicular traffic: NIL
It will be an offence under the above regulations for any person otherwise than under authority of an authorised period to use the roads for ordinary vehicular traffic during the period of closure.
Objections close: 5pm, Friday 23 October 2020.
If you would like to object, just write to us. Please include the applicant name and the date of the event and your reasons for objecting.
K2M Multisport Event, Aranui Road, Mapua
|Applicant||John McIntyre Promotions Limited|
|Event||K2M - Kaiteriteri to Mapua Multisport Event|
|Location||Aranui Road - From the Tahi Street/Aranui Road intersection to the Mapua Wharf entrance|
|Date and time||Sunday 6 June 2021, 5.00am to 7.00pm|
Richmond Market Day, Queen Street, Richmond
|Event||Richmond Market Day|
|Location||Queen Street - between the Richmond Night'n'Day and McIndoe Place|
|Date and time||Wednesday 30 December 2020 - 6.00am to 6.00pm|
Richmond Santa Parade, Queen Street, Richmond
|Event||Richmond Santa Parade|
|Location||Edward Street. Salisbury Road - from Talbot Street to Queen Street. Oxford Street - from Wensley Road to Queen Street. Queen Street - from Edward Street to McIndoe Place. McIndoe Place and the Petrie/Harkness carpark.|
|Date and time||Sunday 29 November 2020 - 6.00am to 2.00pm|
Motueka Drag Racing Series, Queen Victoria Street, Motueka
|Applicant||Nelson Drag Racing Association|
|Event||Motueka Drag Races|
|Location||Queen Victoria Street - from Green Lane to King Edward Street including Marchwood Park|
|Date and times||
Christmas Parade, Wallace Street and Pah Street, Motueka
|Applicant||Motueka Events Chaitable Trust|
|Event||Motueka Christmas Parade|
|Location||Wallace Street - From High Street to Decks Reserve carpark. Pah Street - from High Street to Grey Street.|
|Date and time||Friday 4 December 2020, 6.00pm to 9.00pm|
Road resurfacing work usually happens between October and March. Warmer air and ground temperatures allow the best results.
If you live on a street due to be resealed, our contractor Downer will deliver a notification letter to your address about a week before the work starts.
On the day of the work, parking will be restricted and there will be temporary limited access to properties for pedestrians and vehicles.
This will allow full access for the construction machinery and help the job to run smoothly so it can be completed quickly.
We aim to reduce the inconvenience to you as much as possible, but there will be trucks, rollers and workers on site so expect some noise, dust and other disruption.
You can help keep everyone safe by:
So that you don’t trek bitumen or sticky little stones from the recently resurfaced road, it’s best to avoid walking on any part of the road for several weeks at least. If you can’t avoid it, make sure you check your shoes or take them off before you go inside. You may also want to check them before you get into your car.
To ensure a tidy finished road surface, please avoid any vehicle movements that could damage the recently resurfaced road such as:
Road resurfacing is crucial to the long term maintenance and safety of our District’s roads. Each year about 75 kilometres of road is resurfaced – or 8 per cent of the District’s 975km of sealed roads. It’s a $2.1 million programme of work, of which the New Zealand Transport Agency funds half.
Most of the resurfacing done is chip seal (small stones over emulsified bitumen) because it is a cost effective way to keep water out of the underlying road structure and provides a highly skid-resistant surface. Some resurfacing is done with asphalt (smooth black surfacing), however, because of the cost, among other reasons, this cannot be used everywhere.
We have speed restrictions in place in some high risk areas, and advisory boards reminding people to slow down and drive to the conditions. Any dark/damp section of road should be approached with extreme caution during periods of cold or icy weather.
There is a common misconception that gritting makes an icy road safe. This is not true. Driver behaviour is what can keep you safe.
Gritting only improves the skid resistance of an icy road by 15%. Grit itself can also be a hazard.
In New Zealand we do not use salt on roads for environmental reasons.
High risk areas to watch out for are south-facing shaded patches of road, and inland valleys. Our contractors are out early every morning gritting our roads from 4.00am, and of those that have high volumes we are also gritting throughout the day as well as every evening.
Below is a list of high risk roads that the grit trucks make regular runs on daily in winter, but there may be sites that are higher priority or freeze faster than others. There are other roads that will be gritted as needed and this can change due to weather conditions.
We also use information received via calls from our residents to prioritise areas of concern.
(Excludes Golden Bay and Murchison)
Motueka Valley Highway, including
Motueka River West Bank Road, including
Tapawera/Golden Downs area