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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 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 8th

Tue  9th

Wed 10rh Thu 11th Fri 12h Sat 13th Sun 14th

Vogel St/Woodlands Rd intersection

STOP/GO with a 30km/h speed restriction for truck crossings

9am-5pm 

             

 

   

 

   

Various locations

Road maintenance

7am-5pm

 

9am-5pm

     

 

 

 

 

   

Pahiatua Track (Aokautere to Pahiatua)

Location Type of work Hours

Mon 8th

Tue  9th Wed 10th

Thu 11th

Fri 12th Sat 13th Sun 14th
 Near North Range Rd  STOP/GO with a 30km/h speed restriction in place for shoulder widening

  7:30am - 4pm 

        

 

 

 

   
near the intersection with Mangahao Rd and Ballance Rd  STOP/GO with a 30km/h speed restriction in place for bridge-end wall repairs

7:30am-4pm

           

Gorge Road

Location Type of work Hours

Mon 8th

Tue  9th

Wed 10th

Thu 11th

Fri 12th

Sat 13th

Sun 14th

 

No planned works

         

 

   

Ballance Valley Road

Location   Type of work Hours Mon 8th Tue  9th Wed 10th Thu 11th Fri 12th

Sat 13th

Sun 14th

 

     Various Sections 

STOP/GO with a 30km/h speed restriction in place for road maintenance  12pm-5pm                 

Detour map

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