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

December 2019

RoadType of Work
​Boundary, Beach Road East, Longbeach and Somerton Road​Dig-outs and edge break repairs
​Winslow Westerfield, Gundrys, Pasweys and Rutherfords Roads Metalling​
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
All urban areas​Sump cleaning
​Boundary Road​Digouts and edge break repairs

​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
​Elizabeth Street from Walker Street to Grigg Street. Grigg Street from Elizabeth Street to Philip Street. Philip Street from Grigg Street to Wills Street (Festival of Pipe Band music street march)​No detour route.  Local restrictions only.Saturday 26 January 2020 between 11.30am and 3.30pm​
​East Street between Havelock Street and Wills Street (Multi Cultural Bite)​​No detour route.  Local restrictions only.​Thursday 6 February between 7am and 5pm
​East Street between Havelock Street and Moore Street including Tancred and Burnett Streets (Waitangi on East)​No detour route.  Local restrictions only.​Thursday 6 February between 7am and 5pm
A)​ Rakaia Barrhill Methven Road between Baker Road and Rakaia Domain.  
B) Railway Terrace between Rolleston Street and Main South Road (SH1) (Ride the Rakaia)
​No detour route.  Local restrictions only.
​​Saturday 22 February 2020 
A) 9am to 3pm
B) 6am to 8.15pm
​Chalmers Avenue from Grey Street to Walnut Avenue roundabout​North bound traffic detour via Grey Street, Eton Street and Albert Street​24 February to 27 February 2020
​Burnett Street from #231 to #199 (Bradford Building Ltd)​No detour route. Local restrictions only.​February/March TBC
​Tancred Street & Burnett Street from Cass Street to William Street (ADC renewals)​No detour route.  Local restrictions only.​March/April TBC

Page reviewed: 22 Jan 2020 10:40am