Road Conditions, Closures & Delays


​​​​​​​​​Current Road Closures due to recent flooding

Saturday 8 December, 7am: 

St Bathans Loop Road is now OPEN following the construction of a single lane temporary road crossing between Fiddlers Road to Hawkdun Runs Road. It is under 30km restrictions.

Reef Road is now OPEN the ford has been maintained.

Auripo Road is now OPEN. Caution is advised around the ford crossing as it has been re-constructed.​​​

​​Jedburgh Street Bridge and Bridge 94, St Bathans

Friday 7 December

The Jedburgh Street Bridge is now open to all traffic – however, the 20kph speed restriction is still in operation. Work to permanently reinstate the intersection is planned to commence on Monday 10 December, with the bridge expansion joint material work also being done. (Large vehicles may be directed across the dam during some operations.)

Also, Bridge 94 over Station Creek on St Bathans Loop Road has a single lane temporary wash over culvert which is open to traffic. Traffic is limited to 30kph and care should be taken when using this temporary road.​​​

​​​​​​​​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

27 November 2018:

  • All 4WD tracks have not been inspected since the heavy rain event. 
  • Extreme caution is required and use of these tracks is not recommended at this time. 
  • Self-recovery equipment should be carried at all times. 
  • Drive these tracks at own risk.

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 nameDate and TimeRoads closed

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: 08 Dec 2018 4:37pm