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Roads, Streets and Weather Event Information

On this page you will find information about CHB's Roading network and any information regarding weather events that impact our roads

ROADING UPDATES

Please find below details of those roads and bridges in the district where access is currently restricted or caution advised due to general damage, maintenance requirements and the devastating effects of Cyclone Gabrielle. Our Land and Transport Team together with our post-cyclone Road to Recovery team are working hard to prioritise and address all damage on the roading network and thank you for your patience and support as we manage the workload. 

Click here to read more about Council's post-cyclone Road to Recovery and how the programme is being managed and funded. 

ROAD CLOSED 

  • Fraser Road: This will be closed at the intersection of Fraser Road and Oruawharo and Fraser Road and Station Road. It will be closed 24/7 between 20 April - 21 April and 27 April - 29 April. 

Detour: Traffic heading towards SH2 will be detoured down Oruawharo Road/ Maharakeke Raod back to SH2 or Oruawharo Road and Charlotte St back to SH2. The reverse will be in place for traffic travelling through from SH 2. Light vehicles will be allowed to use Station Road with heavy vehicles directed to SH2.

  • Harker Street: CLOSED at the rail underpass. No through access due to cyclone damage to the protective structure. Access via SH2/Victoria Street.
  • Te Uri Road: CLOSED at 17 km from Mangaorapa Road due to cyclone damage affecting the road. No through access.
  • Walker Road: CLOSED due to cyclone damage to road

CAUTION

  • SH50 Tukipo Stream Bridge (South of Ashcott Road): Bridge repairs from Tuesday 9 January 2024 until mid - March. There will be Stop/Go traffic management in place during this time between 7am - 5pm. The road will return to two lanes after work hours. For further information visit NZTA.
  • Tourere Road: Resident access only; 3,500 kg restriction. Multiple dropouts due to cyclone damage
  • Makaramu Bridge (bridge to Te Paerahi/Pōrangahau Beach): Class 1 vehicles (46,000kg) and a speed restriction of 50km.

The restrictions below can be viewed here - Notice of Bridge Restrictions in Central Hawke's Bay

TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS ON BRIDGES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

ROAD                 
BRIDGE
MAX MASS (kg)
on any one axle
GROSS MASS (kg)
sum of axle mass
MAX SPEED
(km/hr)
Beach Road

Makaramu Bridge (Bridge to Te Paerahi/Pōrangahau Beach)

 

Class 1 (46,000kg)

50km/hr
Burnside Road
Burnside Bridge   Temporarily Closed
DO NOT CROSS
 
Gwavas Road Walsh’s Bridge   3,500 kg 30km/hr
Lake Station Road Taurekaitai Bridge   3,500 kg 30km/hr
Makaroro Road Makaroro Bridge   30,000 kg  
Mathews Road Mangatarua Bridge   30,000 kg  
Titoki Road Titoki Bridge   3,500 kg 30km/hr
Tod Road Old Waipawa Riverbed Bridge   Temporarily Closed
DO NOT CROSS
 
Wakarara Road Douglas Cutting Temporary Access Bridge   15,000 kg 30km/hr
Wakarara Road Fletchers Crossing Bridge   Temporarily Closed
DO NOT CROSS
 
Wilson Cutting Road Wilson Cutting Bridge   Temporarily Closed
DO NOT CROSS
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERMANENT RESTRICTIONS ON BRIDGES

ROAD
BRIDGE
MAX MASS (kg)
on any one axle
GROSS MASS (kg)
sum of axle mass
MAX SPEED
(km/hr)
Ashley Clinton Road Tangarewai Bridge   70% Class 1 10 km/hr
Elsthorpe Road Old Riverbed Road Bridge   44,000 kg  
Elsthorpe Road Patangata Road Bridge   44,000 kg 30 km/hr
Kashmir Road Kashmir Road Bridge 5,300 kg   10 km/hr
Paget Road Makaretu River Bridge   70% Class 1 10 km/hr
Pettit Valley Road Pettit Valley Road Bridge   10% Class 1  
Pettit Valley Road Master's Bridge   90% Class 1 10 km/hr
Station Road Maharakeke Station Bridge   3,000 kg 10 km/hr
Tukituki Makaretu Road Tukituki Makaretu Bridge   80% Class 1 10 km/hr

 

 

Key messages

  • Drive to the conditions 
  • For urgent help phone 111 
  • Report issues 06 857 8060 24/7 or use Snap Send Solve 
  • Listen to Central FM 106FM,105.2FM - 99.4FM
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