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Information about roadworks between Manawatū and Tararua

State Highway 3 through the Manawatū Gorge has been closed since slips caused major damage to the road in April 2017. State highway traffic is being rerouted across the Saddle Road (north of the gorge) and the Pahīatua Track (south of the gorge).

All roadworks are subject to weather and other factors and may be cancelled or postponed at late notice.

Saddle Road (Ashhurst to Woodville)

  • No planned works

Pahīatua Track (Aokautere to Pahīatua)

  • Daytime STOP/GO from Monday 26 to Friday 30 July near the SH57 intersection for cycleway construction
  • Over-dimensional truck movements through the week, during the night for blade transportation

Gorge Road

  • No planned works

Ballance Valley Road

  • No planned works

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Latest updates on the Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Highway (Manawatū Gorge replacement) project(external link)