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This page contains information about emergency and temporary road closures and scheduled roadworks in the Whangarei district.
Updated: 4/10/2016 1:57 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. 

To understand the effect that speeding through road works has on everyone who uses the highway watch the following video on the New Zealand Transport Agency's website.

Be Safe Summer Journeys

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
Kensington Road/Kamo Road Intersection of Kensington Road/Kamo Road Upgrade of Intersection - Stage 2 ​Scheduled to begin 2016 Dec 2016
Kamo Road (village) Hailes Road to Butler Place Pavement Rehabilitation October 2016 Dec 2016​
Tutukaka Block Road Various locations along road Pavement Rehabilitation & Slip Repairs October 2016 ​April 2017
​​Apotu Road ​​Approx from property 220 to 360 ​​Pavement Rehabilitation October 2016 ​April 2017
Abbey Caves Road From Whareora Road for 900m Pavement Rehabilitation ​​October 2016 April 2017
​Kokopu Road ​Various locations along road ​Pavement Rehabilitation ​October 2016 ​April 2017
​Pipiwai Road ​From Knight Rd for 700m ​Pavement Rehabilitation ​October 2016 ​April 2017
​Bank Street ​From Grey Street to Manse Street ​Pavement Rehabilitation ​January 2017 ​​April 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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