Road Conditions, Closures & Delays


​​​​​Back Country Tracks

14 May 2020: The following high country roads/tracks were closed during the lockdown for COVID-19 and they will remain closed until the dates shown below.

Bridge Huts Road, from Bridge 185. Closed until 30 September 2020.

Upper Manorburn Dam Road, from Aston Road. Open from 15 May to 2 June to allow access to huts for winterisation. Closed from 2 June until 30 September 2020.

Nevis Road, from Commissioners Creek to Southland District Boundary. Closed until 30 September 2020.

Old Dunstan Road, from Linnburn Runs Road to Poolburn Dam. Closed until 30 October 2020.

Old Dunstan Trail, from Patearoa-Paerau Road to Dunedin City Council Boundary. Closed until 30 September 2020.

Lake Onslow Road, Linnburn Runs Road to Boundary Gate at Lake Onslow. Closed until 30 September 2020.

​​​​​​​​​​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.  



Temporary Road Closures for Events

​Below is where we will list 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 | ActivityPeriod of closureStreets to be closed | Detour​
Installation of a wastewater pipeline

4 May-30 June 2020Graveyard Gully Road, Alexandra will be closed to all traffic from just south of the Shaky Bridge Cafe. There will be no detour available. 

​​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: 14 May 2020 1:35pm