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

September 2019

RoadType of Work
​Beach Road East​Water cutting to remove flushing
​Somerton and Rakaia Barrhill Methven RoadsEdgebreak repairs​
​Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road and Beach Road East​Dig outs
Longbeach, Iseworth and Arundel Rakaia Gorge Roads; McMurdo and Melcombe StreetsEmergency digouts
​Dolma Street, Methven​Installation of soak holes and reshape of driveway and footpath
​​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
​105 various sites​CRM's received in July
​800+ sites around district ​Potholes filled in all quadrants and around Ashburton in July 2019

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
Beach Road from Chalmers Avenue to Trevors Road (road rehabilitation)​Local roads detour route - follow signs.Monday 7 October for approximately 9 weeks.  Road will be closed 24 hours per day to through traffic.
​​Winslow Willoby Road from Longbeach Road intersection to approx 500m from SH1 intersection (Ashburton Car Club sprints)​No detour route. Local restrictions only.Saturday 12 October between 9am and 5pm.​
​Dromore Methven Raod from Winchmore Lauriston Road to Braemar Lauriston Road (stock underpass installation)​Signed detour via Thompsons Track or Pole Road.​Monday 21 October @ 7am to Friday 25 October @ 6pm
​Symes Road (Mission Mt Somers)​No detour route.  Local restrictions only.Saturday 2 November between 5.30am and 3.30pm​
​Baring Square East from Cameron Street to Havelock Street (Light Up the Night)​No detour route.  Local restrictions only.​​Friday 29 November between 4pm and 10pm

Page reviewed: 30 Sep 2019 4:42pm