Members of the public are advised to check the status of roads before they start their journey, as some may be closed. For State Highway information people can call 0800 4HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) or visit:
Crotons Road Bridge - Ruatiti (2.6km)
ROAD CLOSURE: CROTONS ROAD AT UPPER RUATITI STREAM BRIDGE AT 2.614 km FROM MANGAPURUA ROAD.
Council’s bridge contractor, Emmetts Civil Construction Ltd will be replacing the Upper Ruatiti Stream Bridge on Crotons Road.
The work will involve the removal of the temporary bridge and the existing bridge. The construction of a replacement of steel girder and concrete deck including abutments.
Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any queries please contact Andrea Nicol at Ruapehu District Council on 07 895 8188 or Etienne du Plessis at GHD Limited on 07 896 0122.
Oio Road Bridge
The bridge before the Kaitieke Road intersection has been repaired. Councils bridge contractor Emmetts have replaced the bridge deck timbers, funded from existing RDC budgets and is now full Class 1 loading.
The road reopened to all traffic on 18 March.
Ongarue Waimiha Road
Contractors have completed pavement construction from 3.6 to 5.2km (past Knights Road). The final seal was placed on 3 March. Road markings have not yet been reinstated so Temporary Traffic Management is in place. Please follow all speed limits.
Contractors have completed the main drainage and earthworks from 14.9 to 16.8km and commenced stockpiling of pavement aggregates. Temporary Traffic Management is in place. Please follow all speed limits.
Much of the Ruapehu Roading Network is ever susceptible to slips and dropouts due to the environment that we live in.
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.
The wire and rubbish hidden in the long grass is the main cause of fires during roadside mowing, it would be helpful if people could keep their roadsides clean and clear. There is also scrub along the roadside which has a high fire risk. During fire ban seasons, they will focus on the blade work programme to remove larger branches, overhanging and encroaching vegetation.
Downer have undertaken seal repairs on Middle Road, Ongarue Waimiha Road, Poro O Tarao Road and Ongarue Stream Road, with fresh sealing chip remaining on the surface. There are also areas with no road markings so drive with care and to the conditions.