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.​

Kururau Rd (SH 43) Dropout Hospital Hill

SH 43 Hospital Hill the road is under traffic signal control, as it is down to one lane. Road users are advised to stop on request and expect delays. Repairs are planned to start 10th December . If you require anymore information please contact the NZTA (Contact Details above) as this part of the road is a State Highway.

Seal Repairs

Contractos are currently undertaking seal repairs throughout the district. This week they expect to be doing repairs on Ohura Road between 10km and the Okahukura Junction, Tawata Road and Paparoa Road.

Crotons Road Bridge - Ruatiti (2.6km)

Temporary bridge in place

A temporary bridge has been put in place in the interim until the new 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

Ohakune Mountain Road

A 30 km/h speed restriction is currently place in parts between the 3km gate and the top of Rimu Hill. Please follow all speed restrictions and expect delays while crews are working here.    

Ongarue Waimiha Road

Contractors are currently completing earthworks and pavement construction from 11km 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 Oio Road, Maungaroa Road and clearing slips on Hikumutu Road . 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.

Town Revitalisation

Revitalisation work is underway around the railway station. A temporary bus stop is now in place, while construction occurs around the Information centre. Please follow all Temporary Traffic Management that the contractors have in place.

Updated 10.12.2018

Page reviewed: 10 Dec 2018 12:02pm