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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)

Location Type of work Hours Mon 18th Tue 19th Wed 20th Thu 21st Fri 22nd Sat 23rd Sun 24th
Ashhurst side of the summit

Stop/go for shoulder widening and resurfacing

7am - 6pm

 

 

 

  

 

 

Intersections of Woodlands Rd/Oxford Rd and Woodlands Rd/SH3

Shoulder closure for project works

7am - 5pm

   
At the summit near Morgan Rd

Stop/go for emergency road repairs

10am-4pm

           

Pahīatua Track (Aokautere to Pahīatua)

Location Type of work Hours Mon 18th Tue 19th Wed 20th Thu 21st Fri 22nd Sat 23rd Sun 24th
Aokautere to North Range Road No planned works

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Detour map

Map showing detour routes

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