Current Road Works


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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:

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C640 Road works underway or due to commence

17 February 2019

RoadType of Work
​Northwest area, Methven and Rakaia​Road marking ongoing
All urban areas​Spot spraying weeds ongoing
​Hamptons Roads​​Metalling
​Griffiths Road​Tree felling
​Rakaia Barrhill Methven and Christy's Roads​Stabilisation work
​Forks Road and Thompsons Track​Digouts
​​Barkers, Arundel Rakaia Gorge, Line and Maronan Roads​Emergency digouts
​Various non-arterial roads Pothole repairs around district and Ashburton​​
​Various locations​Repairing and replacing of regulatory signs

Arundel Bridge abutment damage - November 2018

C640 Recently completed works

RoadType of Work
16 sites including Nelson, Cass, Victoria and Burnett Streets; Chalmers Avenue; Tramway, Tinwald Westerfield Mayfield, Pendarves Rakaia, McCroys, Hakatere Potts, Maronan, Fords, Dromore Hatfield, and Arundel Rakaia Gorge RoadsRepair/installing of regulatory signs
Forks RoadDigouts
​Frasers Road​Emergency digouts
Seafield/Bremners & Glassoworks/Bremners Road intersections​Reshaped and hot mixed
Rakaia Barrhill Methven and Christys Roads​Stabilisation
​Urban areas​Spraying marker posts and spot checking towns
173+ metres ​Edgebreak repairs
187+ sites around district ​Potholes filled in all quadrants and around Ashburton

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 2018/2019 programmes and maps of work. 

Winslow Road reseal - February 2019

Road Project Status

As outlined above, each year Council undertakes various roading projects/programmes.

Listed below is the current status of the 2018/19 projects:

Road Name​Contract​​​Status​Treatment Type​​Length
Grahams Road​​C653 - ACL​Complete​Rehabilitation
Ashburton Staveley   ​C659 - HEB​​Complete​Rehabilitation​0.49km
Hoods Road​​C640 - Fulton Hogan​Complete​Rehailitation​0.28km
Maronan Road​​C653 - ACL​Complete​Rehabilitation​0.77km
Fairfield Road​​C640 - Fulton Hogan​Complete​Rehabilitation​0.92km
Fairfield Road West​​C640- Fulton Hogan​Complete​Rehabilitation​1.03km
Barford Road​​C659 - HEB​Complete​Rehabilitation​1.38km
Pudding Hill​​C659 - HEB​Complete​Rehabilitation​1.03km
​Seafield Road​CON00077 - Fulton Hogan​2019​Rehabilitation​0.55km
Wilsons Road​CON00077 - Fulton Hogan​​​2019​Rehabilitation​1.21km
​Thompsons Track​CON00077 - Fulton Hogan​Ongoing​Rehabilitation​2.87km
​Thompsons Track​CON00077 - ACL​Ongoing​Rehabilitation​1.5km
​Isleworth Road​C640 - Fulton Hogan​2019​Rehabilitation​0.355km
​Poplar Road​CON00083 - ACL​2​019​Seal Extension​5.15km
​Various locations​CON00081 - Rooney's Earthmoving​OngoingFootpath renewals​​7.1km
​Various locationsCON00081 - Rooney's EarthmovingOngoing​​Kerby & Channel renewals​2.5km
​Various locations​C657 - ACL​90% complete​Resurfacing​63.9km
​Various locations​CON00090 - to be tendered​2019​Intersection sealbacks​0.7km

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
​Thompsons Track between Somerton and Hatfield Overdale Roads (Fulton Hogan - road AWT)
​East bound traffic via Somerton Road and Rakaia Barrhill Methven Road.
West bound traffic will not be detoured but can expect delays
​From 21 January 2019 for approx 6 weeks.
Between 6am and 6pm Monday to Saturday
​​Chalmers Avenue from Victoria Street to Walnut Avenue - north bound traffic only) ACL - sewer renewal)​Detour route TBC​​From 18 February 2019 - approximately 4 weeks duration
​Thompsons Track between SH77 and Dip Road (ACL - road rehab)​Detour via Dip Road and Blands RoadFrom 18 February 2019 - approximately 4 weeks - TBC​
​Rakaia Barrhill Methven Road between Baker Road and Rakaia Domain, and Railway Terrace East between Rolleston Street and SH1 (Ride the Rakaia)​No detour route.  Local restrictions only​​23 February 2019 - between 9am and 3pm and between 6am and 8.15am
Winslow Willowby Road from Longbeach Road intersection to approx. 500m from SH1 (Ashburton Car Club)​No detour route.  Local restrictions onlySaturday 23 March 2019 (proposed only at this stag)  Between the hours of 9am and 5pm  ​
Smallbone Drive from River Terrace to Robinson Street, Robinson Street from Smallbone Drive intersection to McNally Street, Watson Street from Range Street to Robinson Street and
McNally Street from Range Street to the end of the street. (Ashburton Car Club)​
Detour to the Ashburton Resource Recovery park signed via Dobson Street West​From 7.30pm Friday 10 May 2019 to    8pm on Sunday 12 May 2019 (TBC)​

Page reviewed: 20 Feb 2019 11:24am