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Roads and StreetsNgā kōrero o ngā rori me ngā tiriti

Roading is integral to our District - it keeps the economy thriving and helps us to get from A to B (especially important when heading to the beach or one of our amazing local events)!

 To keep up to date with current closures please listen to Central FM radio and/or follow the Council's facebook page.


All About CHB District's Roading Network:

The district's roading system provides accessibility to citizens and visitors within a safe, clean and aesthetic environment.

The services cover the provision and maintenance of the physical components; roads, footpaths, bridges and other structures (e.g. street furniture), lighting, drainage, traffic services and safety (signage) and street gardens, as well as the planning and management to ensure the system is clean, safe and able to cope with future needs.

Council's Road Asset consists of 1265 km of formed roads. Our services to you include:

  • the maintenance and construction of roads, pedestrian paths, accessways, steps and ramps.
  • the maintenance of the road reserve including mowing, sweeping, cleaning and weed spraying.
  • the maintenance of Traffic Services including signals, lighting, signs, roadmarking, road name plates and furniture.
Drive Times

The Drive Times website displays live drive times between points on the Hawkes Bay road network.   Hawkes Bay Traffic

What's Happening on CHB Roads

Birch Road Maintenance 1-30 November 2021

Birch Road East will be closed from 1 November, with work expected to be completed by 30 November. Major repairs include drainage, metaling and grading and tree removal. Work will also include site benching to improve visibility for road users while widening corners for safer driving conditions.

We would like to advise road users that an alternate route will be in place from Franklin Road to Wimbledon Road during this time.



Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, with funding from the Provincial Growth Fund, is improving transport infrastructure for the communities along the Porangahau and Wimbledon roads.

In June 2019 Council received $20.1m in Provincial Growth Funding (PGF) from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to improve transport infrastructure for communities on Porangahau and Wimbledon Roads.

With growing volumes of freight using the route, reliability and resilience needs to be assured if the regional economy is to be protected and opportunities for productivity are enhanced.

The conclusion of this project will provide future generations with safe and durable roading infrastructure along what is a key thoroughfare in our district.

The total programme encompasses many different projects and types of work spread along the length of the route, including the Flaxmill Bridge area improvements. While Flaxmill is a priority and will require some of the largest investment and effort, there are many identified sites for improvement. This work will include safety improvements, pavement improvements and the strengthening of walls and culverts. Work is underway and will continue through to June 2022 across the programme.

You can follow details of this work programme here.



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