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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)

  • SHOULDER CLOSURE from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October, 7:30am-4:30pm at the intersection of SH3 and Cambridge St for sign install

Pahīatua Track (Aokautere to Pahīatua)

  • STOP/GO on Wednesday 20 October, 7am-4pm, at Mako Mako Rd for temporary pavement repairs
  • STOP/GO from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 October, 7am-4pm, near the SH57 intersection for shoulder widening

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)