Road Conditions, Closures & Delays


​​​​Winter Road Conditions

​For daily morning Winter Road Reports be sure to like and follow Council's Facebook page​​ and if you have a smartphone download The Central App from your app store to get key road alerts notification alerts on your phone.  


​​4WD Track Conditions

Serpentine Track Vehicle Access

This public 4WD track, on the Rough Ridge mountains off the Old Dunstan Road, is not maintained and is currently in very poor condition. Council urges extreme caution on this track and stresses that it should not be used for single vehicle travel, but by groups of experienced 4WDers in convoy with full recovery gear carried at all times.


Temporary Road Closures for Events

​Below is a list of known upcoming events or activities that may cause delays and detours on the roads. This list will be updated regularly but will not include emergency work.

​Event​Date​Public Notice Details
Omakau Bridge Deck Repairs
Between 9am and 3pm, Monday 21 May through to Friday 25 May 2018

In accordance with the (Local Government Act 1974, Schedule 10) Ida Valley-Omakau Road will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic, between Leask Street and Swindon Street. During the period of closure, the detour provisions will be via Ophir Bridge Road, Swindon Street for light vehicles only. Detour for Heavy vehicles will be via SH85.

The bridge will be open after these times but there will be some minor delays from 28 May through to 31 May.   

Further Resources

Use the Quick Links to the right on this page to check out NZ Travel Times & Distances and current State Highway Conditions on the NZTA website for planning your travel.​​

Page reviewed: 11 May 2018 2:30pm