Roading Network Updates

Update 22 October 2019 9:00am

  • Pomerangi Road - There is a slip at the 16km mark, blocking road. Our roads maintenance contractor is on site today.

Update 16 October 2019 9:30am

We are working on the clean-up following yesterday's windy weather.

Inspections have been completed for the following roads:

  • Mapara Road - tree has been removed and road is now open.
  • Errol Street - ICL are on site and clean up is underway to remove the tree.
  • Rangitoto Road - ICL are returning today to complete clean up.
  • Auahi South Road - ICL are returning today to complete clean up.
  • George Street - fallen tree was cleared yesterday.

Work is underway this morning to complete the clean up of fallen trees and debris in Te Kuiti township.

Our Roads maintenance contractor ICL are also completing inspections of roads in the district to remove any remaining tree branches and debris.

Please drive with caution and take care when walking in these areas.  Notify us on roading or other service issues on 0800 932 4357.


 

Update 15 October 2019  12:34pm

We are responding to calls about fallen trees on roads and branches and debris in urban areas.

The following roads are currently affected:

  • Mapara Road - tree down and covering road.
  • Auahi South Road. Tree has been cleared onto shoulder. Digger required to clean up at later date. Road is open and safe- signs are in place.
  • Errol Street Te Kuiti is still closed at the intersection with Esplanade Road. Esplanade is open. Road closure signs are in place and the tree will be cleared once the weather has improved.

Urban areas: 

  • Trees are down near Redwood flats and Quota Club Te Kuiti. Signs are in place.

The Road Maintenance Contractor has cleared the following sites:

  •  George Street Te Kuiti (now open).
  •  Rangitoto Road is open, but tree stumps are still on shoulder, so please drive with caution.

Please drive with caution and take care when walking in these areas.  Notify us on roading or other service issues on 0800 932 4357.


Update 11 October 2019

A section of Mangateka Road has been washed out and is under water between 308 Mangateka Road and the bottom of Mokauiti Hill. The road is impassable. Council's road maintenance contractor is attending and an update will be provided in due course.


 

Update 8 October 2019

Slip on Pomarangai Road: Council’s contractor has set up road closure signs and is working at the slip site today to open the road.

Update 07 October 2019

Pomarangai Rd is closed on the afternoon of Monday 7 October 2019 due to a slip at the 16km mark. An update will be provided on the expected road opening time. 


 

Update 02 October 2019

Road rehabilitation works have started on Waitomo DC’s network on Totoro Rd (at the south end) and will continue for the next 6 to 8 weeks. Stop/go traffic control will be in place while work is underway, and drivers are advised to exercise caution.

Click here  (PDF, 431 Kb)to view the road works and activities.

 


 

Update 26 September 2019

Taumatamaire Road, Awakino is presently closed on 26 Spetember 2019 due to two fallen trees, and will be open again later today. The alternate route is via State Highway 3. 

Troopers Rd was closed for a time overnight with a fallen tree, which is now cleared, and the road has re-opened to traffic.

Click here  (PDF, 469 Kb)to view the road works and activities.


Update 06 September 2019

 

Totoro Road is now open to heavy vehicles. Part of the road remains unsealed and drivers are encouraged to exercise caution and drive to the conditions.


 

Update 05 September 2019

Click here (PDF, 430 Kb) to view the road works and activities.


 

Update 03 September 2019

Footpath widening is underway on Te Kumi Rd. No traffic delays are expected.

Testing is underway on Rora St/ Lawrence St from 9.00am Tuesday 3 September 2019, this work is expected to take half a day. Stop/go will be in place and delays of up to 5 minutes are likely.

Ultra-fast Fibre Broadband (UFB) rollout continues, see PDF (PDF, 428 Kb) for updates. 


Update 02 September 2019

Click here (PDF, 425 Kb) to view the road works and activities.


Update 26 August 2019

A slip on Pungarehu Road on 26 August 2019 is blocking half the road, located about 1 km from the intersection with Mairoa Road.  

You can report roading or service issues to WDC on 0800 932 4357.


Update 23 August 2019

There are no road closures on Waitomo District Council roads as a result of the weather overnight.

Two slips have been reported on:

  • Mangatoa Road at the top of Kiritehere hill, and,
  • Kopaki Road between Mapara South Road and SH4

These slips are being cleared on the morning of Friday 23 August 2019.

Report roading or service issues to WDC on 0800 932 4357.

Click here (PDF, 420 Kb) to view the road works and activities.


Update 21 August 2019

Click here (PDF, 421 Kb) to view the road works and activities.


Update 20 August 2019

The Lines Company are working on a pole and a stop/go operation will be in place on Kiwi Street in Te Kuiti.


Update 14 August 2019

Mokau Road is now open.

Tuhua Road and Te Mapara Road are both open.


Update 13 August 2019

Mokau Road is now open.

Tuhua Road, Te Mapara, is affected by flooding on Tuesday 13 August 2019, the road is passable with caution.

Slips and fallen trees have been cleared after the storm and the following roads are all open: Mangaotaki Rd, Mairoa Rd, Te Marama Rd, Troopers Rd, Mangatoa Rd, Te Anga Rd, Ngatarawa Rd.

  • Please report any local roading network or other service issues to us directly on 0800 932 4357.
  • State Highways - we do not maintain state highways. PHONE 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) NZTA's 24/7 freephone number to report issues on state highways.

Update 12 August 2019

Mangaotaki Road, Piopio is closed on the afternoon of Monday 12 August 2019 due to a very large fallen tree taking up both lanes, approximately 3km from Piopio.

Mokau Road, Puketutu, approximately 1.15km west of State Highway 30. Mokau Road has been closed due to flooding since the evening of Sunday 11 August 2019.


Update 8 August 2019

A slip is blocking one lane of Pukerimu Road on Thursday 8 August 2019. Contractors are attending site to make safe. 

Advice to travellers is to exercise caution, and travel on the alternative route if possible, which is Kopaki Road and State Highway 4, avoiding Pukerimu Rd. 


Update 6 August 2019

Widening of footpath on Hill Street – Te Kuiti is underway.


Road Rehabilitation on a section of Taharoa Road is an ongoing project.

Footpaths Programme: 

  • Improvement on sections of footpath in Moa Street-Piopio, North Street – Mokau and Carrol Street – Te Kuiti has been completed.
  •  Widening of footpath on Hill Street – Te Kuiti will start soon.
Totoro Road is now open to heavy vehicles. Part of the road remains unsealed and drivers are encouraged to exercise caution and drive to the conditions