Current Road Works


​​​​​​​​Interactive Road Works map

If you want to know what is happening around the district roading wise, check out our Road Works interactive map​showing our current, recent and upcoming works.  This map is continously updated so as to keep you up to date as possible. 

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

Road network operations and maintenance contract (ROAD0144)

This contract (held by HEB Construction) 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 monthly update is provided below:

ROAD0144 Road works underway or due to commence

January 2021

RoadType of Work
​Various locations​Pre-seal digouts
​Various locations​​Faults survey
​​Various non-arterial roads Pothole repairs around district and Ashburton​​
​Various locations​Repairing and replacing of regulatory signs

ROAD0144 Recently completed works

LocationType of Work
Seafield, Christys and Longbeach Roads​Digouts
Southern area of district​Maintenance grading
Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road and Thompsons Track​Pothole repairs
Ashburton Urban area​Weed spraying

​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 2020/2022 programmes and maps of work.  

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​​Digouts underway in preparation for re-seals

​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 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
 East Street from Kermode Street to north of  Moore Street intersections.
No detour required. Local restrictions only.​
​11  January to 18 January 2021
Maronan Road + State Highway 1 intersection
North bound traffic - Thews Road, Maronan Road
South bound traffic - Lagmhor Road , Melcombe Street, Maronan Road

​​9 February to 10 February 2021

Elizabeth Street from Grigg to Walker Street; Grigg Street from Elizabeth to Philip; Philip Street from Grigg Street to Wills StreetNo detour required. Local restrictions only.​14 February 11:30am to 1:30pm 2021
​Fairfield Road West - to be closed between State Highway 1 and Works Road.​Works Road - JB Cullen Drive - Ashford Avenue - Company Road​​15 February to 30 March 2021
Rakaia Barrhill Methven Road between Baker Road to the Rakaia Domain. Railway Terrace East between Rolleston Street to Main South Road (State Highway 1)​Bakers Road - Hardys Road - West Town Belt & vice versa20 February to 30 February 2021

Page reviewed: 14 Jan 2021 3:43pm