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Roading Projects

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This page contains information about the key roading projects that Council has planned for the district.
Updated: 16/03/2020 12:48 p.m.

The list of proposed projects is an indicator of the work which is planned during the next five to ten years.

Priorities may change and detailed information about each project will be added as the projects are confirmed.


Summer Road Repairs 2019-2020

More than 104 kilometres of Whangārei’s sealed roads will get fresh surfaces this summer, and one kilometre of new sealed road will be added.

To view an update of the repairs that have been completed, are in progress or are still to be done later this summer:

To view an alphabetical list of the roads where sections are to be worked on this season, follow the link below.

To view information about the Roadworks Season, follow the link below.


Summer Seal Extensions 2019-2020

This summer, seal will be extended on several high-priority roads, if 80% of the ratepayers along those roads agree to pay a targeted rate to contribute to covering the costs of the work.

To view information about the Summer Seal Extensions, follow the link below:


Mill Road repairs

Picture showing a map of the affected area. Road repairs will take place in the second quarter of 2020 on the section of Mill Road between the Bank Street intersection and Whareora Road.

The $1 million roading rehabilitation project will be done in stages and in night-time works to minimise disruption.

Letter drops with more detailed information will be made to affected properties.

Stage 1 – Kerb, channel and footpath replacement and drainage improvements between Brighton Road and Whareora Road. The work is expected to take three months to complete. March through to June.

Stage 2 - Kerb, channel and footpath replacement and drainage improvements between Mill Road/Nixon Street intersection and Bank Street/Manse Street intersection. The work is expected to take two months to complete. June through to August.

Stage 3 – Rebuilding and sealing of the road between Brighton Road and Whareora Road. This work is expected to take around six weeks to complete. September and October. 

Stage 4 – Rebuilding and sealing of the road between Mill Road/Nixon Street intersection and Bank Street/Manse Street intersection. This work is expected to take around seven weeks to complete during October and November.

Because of the width of Mill Road, traffic will still be able to travel in both directions during the works, however there will still be some traffic delays.

Drivers should consider using alternative routes during stages two and three or alternatively allow for extra time to complete their journey.  


Maunu Road and Porowini Avenue Intersection

To view an update and timelines for the Maunu Road / Porowini intersection works, please follow the link below.

Porowini Avenue is still Open for Business

NB: This project has been extended and is expected to complete in April 2020.
Picturing showing exiting left-only from Porowini Avenue to Maunu Road.

Porowini bridge at Maunu Road/Porowini Avenue is now down to a single lane left turning out of Porowini Avenue onto Maunu Road.

No turning traffic from Maunu Road into Porowini Avenue.

Businesses in the area remain open and keen for customers.


Tarewa Road and Porowini Avenue Intersection Upgrades

In the last few months, good progress has been made on the Tarewa Road and Porowini Avenue intersection upgrade and the job should be finished by February 2019.

The teams working on the job have widened the road, relocated cable and power, drainage, signals, and lighting and completed kerb, channel, footpath, driveway and wall construction.

Rather than push ahead with the main pavement work (reseal) during busiest time of the year, it has been deferred until the quieter period early in the new year.

The site will be tidied-up and traffic lanes will be to operate similar to the original configuration from 21 December 2018 to 7 January 2019.

Re-developing the new pavement will happen between 11 and 16 January 2019 and signs, pavement markings, signal commissioning and a final tidy-up will be completed by 22nd January 2018.

Some work will be done at night to reduce the inconvenience for drivers.

Electronic signs around the site will keep drivers up to date and access to Tarewa Road and Porowini Avenue will be open as usual.


Ruakaka and Marsden Point

A number of projects have been identified to cope with the projected increase in traffic in this area.

  • McEwan Road upgrade. Planned in two stages, 2011 - 2012 and 2017 - 2018.
  • McCathie Road upgrade. Planned for 2017 - 2018.
  • Marsden Point Road upgrade. Planned for 2016 - 2019.

The Marsden Point and Ruakaka Structure Plan outlines roading needs for this area in more depth.

For further information, follow the link below.


New footpath construction

Funding allocated for new footpath construction in the district and continuing streetscape upgrade programmes in Kamo and Onerahi.


Further Information

For information about scheduled roadworks in the District, follow the link below.

Contact us

If you would like further information about these projects, contact any of our Customer Service centres.



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