Road work and conditions

Waitaki District Council is responsible for the maintenance and development of local streets and roads, while the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA ) manages the state highways in the district.

Current local road conditions

Below is a list of road closures, events, and major road works in the Waitaki District. Click on the 'Map' link in each item to view a map showing the area affected.

This information is kept up-to-date as much as possible and provided in good faith. The accuracy is not guaranteed and Waitaki District Council accepts no liability for any error.

Interactive map for Waitaki local road conditions

Below is a list of road closures, events, and major road works in the Waitaki District. Click on the 'Map' link in each item to view a map showing the area affected. 

This information is kept up-to-date as much as possible and provided in good faith. The accuracy is not guaranteed and Waitaki District Council accepts no liability for any error.

Planned Work

Weather permitting, these are the anticipated spraying areas taking place this week starting

7th May 2021

T.V.C. Spraying:
(Total Vegetation Control of road shoulder edges)
  • Sealed rural roads: Waihemo and Corriedale wards.
  • Unsealed rural roads: Waihemo and Corriedale wards.
Urban roads and footpaths:
  • Nil this week.
Pest plants:
  • Waihemo and Corriedale wards.
Lichen spraying:
  • Nil this week.
Back drains:
  • Nil this week.

 

This project aims to widen some parts of the carriageway on local roads where necessary to reduce crash risks and maintenance costs. Our existing roads are not wide enough (approximately 5m) to cope with increasingly heavier and larger vehicles, particularly due to the growth in the dairy industry.

Narrow Rural Roads(PDF, 234KB)

The Council Grading Programme is based on the average volume of vehicles per day. Some roads are graded more frequently due to the topography or type of traffic on the road.

Waitaki Roads Annual Grading Programme 2020-2021(PDF, 254KB)

Impact Planned
Reason Other
Comments Install Stop logs - Benmore Dam 13th April 2021, 31st May 2021, 1st June 2021, 6th and 7th July 2021 from 7.00am - 7.00pm
Update Received At 13/04/2021 10:01:05 a.m.
Expected Resolution 7/07/2021 7:00:00 p.m.

 

Impact Planned
Reason Other
Comments This road is closed between No. 27 and No. 33 as part of the fire recovery.
Update Received At 19/11/2020 10:50:54 a.m.
Expected Resolution On going..

 

Flooding

State highways conditions

State highway map(JPG, 48KB)State Highways are managed by the NZTA.

For updates on state highway conditions please go to the New Zealand Transport Agency website or call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49).

The State Highways which run through our district include the following (please click on the map to enlarge or download them):

  • SH1; Waitaki River to Dunedin City boundary.

  • SH83; Pukeuri Junction to Omarama.

  • SH8; Central Otago District boundary to Mackenzie District boundary.

  • SH85; Palmerston to Central Otago District boundary.

 

Long-term Temporary Speed Limits

Approval of Temporary Speed Limits (TSL) are in terms of Section 5 of Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017, Rule 54001.

Temporary speed limits for roads or sections of roads are listed below (and are indicated by speed limit signs):

Road Location Temporary Speed Limits
Dates Details
Haven Street Community Rebuild section (RP610 to RP1133) 30 km/h 27/1/21 to 27/1/22 A temporary speed limit of 30km/h is in force on this street from outside the Coronation Hall to the end of the community rebuild section.

 

Road Location Temporary Speed Limits Dates Details
Gemmells Crossing Road Gemmells Crossing Bridge (RP1556 to RP1770) 50 km/h
27/1/21 to 27/1/22 A temporary speed limit of 50km/h is in force at the Gemmells Crossing Bridge in order to reduce vehicle speeds and increase the life of the bridge.

 

Bridge Closures

Under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 1974, the below bridge has been temporarily closed for safety purposes:

Road Bridge Location Date Closed Details
Slaughter Yard Road Slaughter Yard Road Bridge Enfield 20/7/15 Bridge Closure. Please note that this bridge is now closed to vehicular traffic from 7am Monday 20 July 2015.

The detour route is via Coal Pit Road.