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This page contains information about emergency and temporary road closures and scheduled roadworks in the Whangarei district.
Updated: 28/11/2019 12:38 p.m.


If you are planning to hold an event which means temporarily closing a road, find out what you need to do by following the link below. 

Scheduled roadworks

The table below shows where roadworks are planned or underway.

Visit the NZTA website for information about the work to improve State Highway 1 through Whangarei.

New Zealand Transport Authority

​Road ​Location ​Work ​Status ​Completion Date
Springfield Road 3 sections of rehab between SH1 and Ormiston Road Pavement Rehabilitation ​November 2017 April 2018
Wright and McCardle Road 6 sections of seal extension between Pipiwai Road and McCardle Road Seal Extension December 2017 April 2018
Pipiwai Road 800m section past Patutahi Road Pavement Rehabilitation February 2018 ​April 2018
​​Whatatiri Road ​​800m section past Carruth Road ​​Pavement Rehabilitation February 2018 ​April 2018
Porowini / Tarewa Road Intersection Upgrade and Widening Intersection Upgrade ​​March 2018 February 2019
​South Road ​150m section near the intersection with Cove Road ​Pavement Rehabilitation ​February 2018 ​April 2018
​Kokopu Road ​3 sections of rehab between Roydon and McKinley Road ​Pavement Rehabilitation ​October 2017 ​December 2017
​Bank Street ​From Grey Street to Manse Street ​Urban Pavement Rehabilitation ​October 2017 November 2017


Note: The scheduling of reseal work is subject to change (due to weather and resources) so the times displayed in the table above are indicative of when the work will take place.

If you would like further information about our reseal programme contact our Roading Projects Engineer on +64 9 430 4200.

Working on the District's roads

Before any work is started on roads in the District, a Corridor Access Request (CAR) and a Traffic Management Plan must be submitted to us so that we know about any proposed works. 

For further information about what is required, follow the link below. 

Locating underground pipes

For information on how to locate and protect underground pipes, cables and wires in the area of the proposed works, follow the link below. 


Tenders for roadworks

Tenders for our roadwork contracts are advertised on the Council portal of the New Zealand Local Government tendering website, TenderLink.  

To view available tenders, follow the link below. 

Whangarei District Council Tenderlink Portal 

State Highway road closures

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) manages the temporary closure of any State Highway. Regulations specify a 42 day public notice period, so applicants are advised to contact the NZTA as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

For further information, visit the NZTA website by following the link below. 

New Zealand Transport Agency 

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