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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 Pahiatua 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 15th

Tue  16th

Wed 17th Thu 18th Fri 19th Sat 20th Sun 21st
Ashhurst side of the summit

STOP/GO for road repairs

 7:30am-4:00pm 

     

 

     
Woodlands Rd corner

No works

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Pahiatua Track (Aokautere to Pahiatua)

Location Type of work Hours Mon 15th Tue 16th Wed 17th Thu 18th Fri 19th Sat 20th Sun 21st
Various locations between Aokautere and Pahiatua STOP/GO for road repairs

 7:30am - 4:00pm 

 

  

     

 

 

Ballance Valley Road

Location Type of work Hours Mon 15th Tue 16th Wed 17th Thu 18th Fri 19th Sat 20th Sun 21st

Various locations on Ballance Valley Road

No works       -                

Detour map

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