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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 canceled or postponed at late notice.

Saddle Road (Ashhurst to Woodville)

  • No planned works

Pahīatua Track (Aokautere to Pahīatua)

  • FULL ROAD CLOSURE between Aokautere and Pahiatua, Monday 29 November to Friday 3 December from 9am-2:30pm each day for resurfacing works, detour via Saddle Rd
  • STOP/GOs from Tuesday 30 November to Friday 3 December from 7am-5pm each day for pavement maintenance at various locations

Gorge Road

  • No planned works

Ballance Valley Road

  • No planned works

Detour map

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