Current Road Works


​​For a quick look to see what is happening around the district roading wise, check out our Road Works interactive map​

For more detail refer to the various programmes outlined below.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Road network operations and maintenance contract (C640)

This contract (held by Fulton Hogan Ltd) undertakes the routine, specific and emergency maintenance and operation of the district's network of  1613km sealed roads, 1156km unsealed urban and rural roads and 212km of footpaths.  Also included in the contract is structures maintenance (bridges etc), traffic facilities including signs and roadmarking and drainage maintenance.

A weekly update is provided below:

View the latest newsletter​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

C640 Road works underway or due to commence

August 2020

RoadType of Work
​Ashburton, Hinds, Methven & Rakaia​Sump cleaning
Denshires Road South, Coskeries, Darts, Wakanui School and Lismore School RoadsMaintenane metalling​
​Rakaia Gorge​Cattlestop cleaning
​Chalmers Avenue​Replacing road signage 
​Racecourse, Arundel Rakaia Gorge, Seafield, Trevors, Christys and Fords Road ​Emergency digouts
​Various locations​​Bridge cleaning and vegetation removal
Various rural locationsEmergency digouts
​​Various non-arterial roads Pothole repairs around district and Ashburton​​
​Various locations​Repairing and replacing of regulatory signs

 ​ Water cutting on Tinwald Westerfield Mayfield Road - August 2019​

C640 Recently completed works

LocationType of Work
Harrison Street​Footpath grass renewal

​Roading projects underway 

Each year Council contracts out various roading projects including road rehabilitation, drainage improvements, footpath repairs, kerb and channel installation and reseal work.  

Periodically roadworks also occur in areas where water or sewer pipes are being repaired, replaced or installed under the road surface.

These projects are programmed each year.  View the 2019/2020 programmes and maps of work.  

 ​ ​​ ​​ ​​Gabion basket installation on Hakatere Potts Road, July 2019

​Upcoming road closures

Many local organisations hold activities or events which require the temporary closure of sections of the district roads.  Occasionally construction projects being undertaken by local irrigation companies in various locations around the Ashburton District also require temporary road closures.

Below is a list of programmed road closures and detours:


Road to be closed​Detour route​Dates of closure
Bridge 234 - ​Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road between Ashburton Staveley Road and Springburn Bushside Road (ADC - RDR bridge replacements)​North bound traffic via Springburn Bushside Road, Ashburton Staveley Road.
South bound traffic via Ashburton StaveleRoad, Springburn Bushside Road.

​​5 October to 13 N​ovember 2020 

Bridge 233 - ​​Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road from Moodies Road to Prices Road (ADC - RDR bridge replacements)
North bound traffic Via Tramway Road, Gates Road, Lochheads Road.
South bound traffic via Lochheads Road, Gates Road, Tramway Road.

​​12 October to 6 November 2020 

Bridge 232 - ​Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road from Surrey Hills Road to Lower Downs Road (ADC - RDR bridge replacements)North bound traffic detour via Anama Station Road, Anama Valetta Road, Anama Cavendish Road.
South bound traffic detour via Anama Cavendish Road, Anama Valetta Road, Anama Station Road.
​19 October to 4 December 2020

​Burnett Street - from Cass Street intersection to temporary carpark access (ADC stormwater installations)​Local detour only​​7am to 5pm 28 October 2020
​Symes Road - Burgess Road to Rutherfords Road (Endurance Events)Not ApplicableBetween 5.30am to 3.30 pm 31 October 2020
​Murdochs Road -Morris Road to Milton Road North.  Milton Road from Fairfield Road  (Si Akro Fest 2020 - Aerobatic competition)​Detour TBC​​9am to 6pm 26 November to 28 November 2020
​Le Bretons Road - from Christys Road to Denshires Road. Chertsey Road -from Le Bretons Road for 2km. (Gravel Bent sprints)​Detour TBC​8.30am to 5.30pm 28 November 2020

Page reviewed: 22 Oct 2020 9:57am