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 or:​


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 Road (SH 43) Dropout Hospital Hill

SH 43 (the road up to Hospital Hill) is currently under traffic signal control as it is down to one lane, road users are advised to stop on request and expect delays. Design is currently underway. As this part of road is State Highway for further information please contact the NZTA on the numbers and websites above.

Oruakukuru Road

Downer are undertaking shoulder clearing on Oruakukuru Road to ensure clear drainage prior to seal repair work.

Mangaparo & Tokirima Road

Jilesen are clearing water channels along Mangaparo Road and are programmed to clear water channels on Tokirima Road next.

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

Temporary speed limits of 30km/h are in force for the safety of the road users and the contractor's staff. Please obey the rules.

Ohakune Mountain Road
A 50km/h temporary speed limit is in place between the 3km gate and the top of Rimu Hill. Road users are advised to exercise caution when driving on the new seal.

Ongarue Waimiha Road
Contractors are currently completing earthworks from 11km to 13km just before Paraketu Road, temporary traffic management is in place. There is also temporary traffic management in place through the Waimiha Village where pavement construction is set to take place once weather permits.

Soft Spot Repairs

Contractors are attending to soft spots around the district. This process involves placing larger than usual metal in the soft spots and letting it bed down under traffic. Road metal is then placed on top and the road is graded if needed.   

Emergency Works

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

At present crews expect to be working at sites on Kirikau Valley Road, Kururau Road and Otunui South 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.


Contractors are currently working on footpath renewal and upgrades on Ohura Road, Matiere between the Hall and School as well as Clyde Street, Ohakune between Arawa Street and the Mangateitei Stream Bridge (right hand side). Please follow all of the temporary traffic management that contractors have put in place.

Page reviewed: 19 Sep 2018 4:15pm