Current Road Status
Road Hazards and Closures
Wairoa District Council is responsible for the maintenance of around 830km of roads around the district, not including State Highways, which are taken care of by the NZ Transport Agency. With such a vast network of routes, it is not surprising that 50 percent of rates go towards roading.
The Infrastructure Business Unit (IBU) is responsible for managing the maintenance of the road, while the actual work is carried out by contractors. It's a big job, which is why it has a dedicated team assigned to the task.
IBU is also responsible for organising emergency repair work during times of flooding. PLEASE CALL WDC ON 068387309 IN EVENT OF ANY FLOOD DAMAGE
|Pukeorapa Road||4.700km||CLOSED||Dropout||15.06.18, 16.06pm|
|Awamate Road||10.89km||Caution advised||Dropout - 1 lane.||15.06.18, 16.05pm|
|Riverina Road||Riverina Station Bridge||Caution advised||Slippery surface from flooding||13.06.18, 07.53am|
|Heath Road||Low level bridge||CLOSED||Silt and mud build up. Contractors on site 20.06.18||19.06.18, 10.34am|
|Hereheretau Road||Fairfield low level bridge #1||CLOSED||Mud and trees. Contractors on site.||18.06.18, 16.24pm|
|Special Purpose Road 38||Multiple locations||Caution advised||Slippery surface, slips.||18.06.18, 16.24pm|
|Mangaroa Road||2.245km||Caution advised||Large slip. One lane||15.06.18, 16.05pm|
|Tiniroto Road||1km, 15.3km, 17.7km, 19km, 19.5km, 21.6km, 26km||Caution advised||Large slip.||15.06.18, 16.05pm|
|Mangoane Road||2km, 3km, 5km, 6km, 12km||Caution advised||Slump in road||15.06.18, 16.05pm|
|Willowflat Road||Multiple locations||Caution advised||Rocks on road,slip. Contractors on site||18.06.18, 16.24pm|
|Ruakituri Valley Road||7.1km, 9.1km, 10.9km, 11.4km||Caution advised||Large Slips & flooding||18.06.18, 16.25pm|
|Papuni Road||10.7km||Caution advised||Slip. Open to 1 lane||15.06.18, 16.04pm|
|Hereheretau Road||Fairfield low level bridge #2||Caution advised||Slip. Contractors on site when #1 bridge is clear||18.06.18, 16.24pm|
|Caution advised, Permit required.||
On-going slump in road. Vehicles over 2 tonne need to apply for a permit to cross this section of road. Please contact WDC office on (06) 8387309
|Whakaki Lagoon Road||
Bridge has been inspected at it is unsafe for vehicles to cross until further notice
|Speed Restriction in place||
Work following bridge closure continuing. Bridge is open to traffic.
|Nūhaka - Opoutama Road||
Road has been realigned around dropout. Speed restrictions in place. One lane only.
|Tuai Main Road||1.2km||Caution advised||Bypass constructed around dropout||06.10.2017, 3.05pm|
Please also have a look at the NZTA website for the status of the State Highways.
Road Safe Hawke's Bay
Road Safe Hawke's Bay is a Business Unit of the Hawke's Bay Regional Council, this was formalised in 2009. We are a Regional resource providing road safety education services across each of the districts. We have staff based in Wairoa, Napier and Central Hawkes Bay.
Reduce the incidence and severity of road traffic crashes with a focus on alcohol and drug driving, speed, intersections, vulnerable road users including pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclist.
Visit our website at www.roadsafehb.org.nz.
To apply for a heavy vehicle permit, apply online on the NZTA website.
To apply for an overweight permit please see our forms page.
If you have any concerns about roading, please contact the Wairoa District Council.
+64 6 838 7309