Road Works and Conditions

Members of the public are advised to check the status of roads before they start their journey, as some are closed. For State Highway information people can call 0800 4HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) or visit:​


Temporary speed limits are used on active sites for the safety of the road users and the contractor's staff. Please follow the Temporary Traffic Management that is in place.​

Hikumutu Road

The Ruapehu District Council advises that Hikumutu Road will be closed to the public from Tuesday 17 September to Thursday 17 October 2019, from Mihirangi Road to Otapouri Road to enable Carbon Farming to carry out tree felling operations.

In addition, The Lines Company will be carrying out associated line work in the same area and under this road closure

Ruapehu District Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Cook Te Wano at Ruapehu District Council on (07) 895 8188


Makara Stream Bridge - Ohura Road

Councils bridge contractor, Emmetts Civil Construction Ltd have completed the construction of the new bridge and the Road is now open. Temporary Traffic Management is still in place as the approaches and deck are still to be sealed. Please follow all Temporary speed limits and Traffic Management that is in place.

Crotons Road Bridge - Ruatiti (2.6km)

Temporary bridge in place

A temporary bridge has been put in place in the interim until a replacement bridge is completed. Caution is required when crossing as there are ramps at either end so vehicles need to travel slowly. Maximum length of vehicles allowed on bridge is 10.6m

Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any queries please contact Council on 07 895 8188.

Crotons Road Bridge.jpgPavement Reconstructions

Ongarue Waimiha Road

Contractors are currently completing pavement construction from 8.5km to 13km just before Paraketu Road. Temporary Traffic Management is in place. Please follow all speed limits.

Emergency Works

Much of the Ruapehu Roading Network is ever susceptible to slips and dropouts due to the environment that we live in.

This week crews expect to be working at sites on Kurua Road and Whanganui River Road.  It is also expected that crews will be clearing slips and detritus on Paparoa, Ongarue Stream and Pipiriki Raetihi Roads.  Please follow the Temporary Traffic Management that is in place.

Crews may respond at any time to urgent jobs elsewhere in the district to clear slips and fallen trees from roads, and may leave the above sites unfinished but will return to complete once other sites are made safe. Please follow all Temporary Speed Limits and Temporary Traffic Management.

Other Works

Council Contractors plan to be clearing water channels on Mangapapa Road.


Updated 12/08/19

Page reviewed: 08 Oct 2019 9:20am