Road Works and Conditions
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:
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.
Ohura Road Slip
The large slip which blocked the road and rail below has been cleared. The road surface past the slip section is being monitored and maintained as an unsealed gravel road surface for a period of time. Please drive with care and be mindful of your surrounds.
Jilesen and Downer are undertaking pavement reconstruction works during the current construction season.
Poro O Tarao Road
Jilesen Contractors are preparing the road for sealing. Temporary Traffic Management is in place near the district boundary.
Ongarue Waimiha Road 5.98 to 8.50 km
Downer have started the clearing and earthworks on this site. Disturbing of the ground via the earthworks is likely to result in slips along the road, these slips will then be cleared. Please slow down through the worksite and follow the instructions of those onsite.
Ruatiti Road 10.41 to 11.92 km
Jilesen has established on this section of Ruatiti Road, clearing and earthworks of this site is now underway. Please slow down through the worksite and follow the instructions of the traffic management onsite.
Ruatiti Road 6.76 to 8.44 km and 8.44 to 10.41 km
Planning is underway to also undertake pavement reconstruction on these sections of Ruatiti Road.
Council renews and upgrades the pedestrian network throughout the District. Upgrading the network will continue to create safe and accessible walking facilities which helps make our town more liveable, support tourism and contribute to healthier communities.
The footpath programme is moving through the approvals process.
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.
Reinstating the road is currently being prioritised and the contractor is working around the network.
Seal repairs for the 2022/23 construction season are currently being programmed. These repairs will be undertaken by Council’s new maintenance contractor Inframax.
Jilesen Contractors have two graders working full time on the unsealed network.
The current months programme can be found here: https://www.ruapehudc.govt.nz/our-services/roading/mowing-grading-and-spraying
The current roadside mowing and spraying programme can be found here
The wire and rubbish hidden in long grass is one of the main causes of fires during summer from roadside mowing, it would be helpful if people could keep their roadsides clean and clear. The programme to remove larger branches, overhanging and encroaching vegetation has been completed for the year.