Wellington roadworks

Information about major roadworks planned for the Greater Wellington region - Wellington, Porirua, Kāpiti, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

Well-maintained roads are an important part of keeping people safe. While we aim to do this work with as little disruption as possible, we know that roadworks can be inconvenient. Thank you for your patience while we do this important work.

Please drive carefully through work sites and stick to the temporary speed limits. Plan ahead as roadworks on the state highway network may affect your journey times.

NOTE: Weather or other factors may cause roadworks to be postponed to the next suitable day in our programme.

Wellington State Highway Roadworks Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2024 [PDF, 372 KB]

2024 SH1 Wellington Tunnels Maintenance Closures [PDF, 254 KB]

Tips for driving through worksites

Watch our video for tips on driving safely through worksites:

Driving on freshly laid chipseal

Watch our video with advice for driving on freshly laid chipseal:

Tips for driving on freshly laid chipseal:

Driving on freshly laid chipseal, 30k is ok, leave space - at least 2 car lengths between vehicles.

Driving on freshly laid chipseal, too fast = damage.

Driving on freshly laid chipseal, too slow = the road sticks to you.

Wellington incident response vehicle

Drive easy knowing help is just a moment away in the event of a highway incident. Watch our video to find out more.