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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 27th

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No planned works 

          

 

   

Pahiatua Track (Aokautere to Pahiatua)

Location Type of work Hours

Mon 27th

Tue  28th Wed 29th

Thu 30th

Fri 31st Sat 1st Sun 2nd

SH57 Intersection to The Bush Track

Stop/Go with 30km/h temporary speed limit

Shoulder Widening 7:30am-4pm            

Near Harrison Hill Rd 

Stop/Go with 30km/h temporary speed limit

Shoulder Widening   7:30am-4pm ✓   ✓   ✓   ✓    

Gorge Road

Location Type of work Hours Mon 27th

Tue  28th

Wed 29th Thu 30th Fri 31st Sat 1st Sun 2nd
 

 No planned works 

         

 

   

Ballance Valley Road

Location   Type of work Hours Mon 27th Tue  28th Wed 29th  Thu 30th Fri 31st Sat 1st

Sun 2nd  

 

Various Sections

Stop/Go with 30km/h temporary speed limit

 Pavement Maintenance  9:30am-4pm  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓    

Detour map

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