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

RoadType of Work
​Ashburton urban area​Road marking ongoing
All urban areas​Spot spraying weeds ongoing
​Jig Road​Road repairs
​Thompsons Track; Tramway and Arundel Rakaia Gorge RoadsDig outs​
​Fairfield Road West​Rehabilitation
​Arundel Bridge​Abutment repairs
​Fairton; Wakanui and Forks RoadsRehabilitation sealing​
​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
7 sites including Railway Terrace; Dromore Hatfield, Alford Forest Settlement, Arundel Rakaia Gorge and Frasers RoadsRepair/installing of regulatory signs
Forks and Wakanui Roads; Fairton townshipDigouts
​Jig Road​Flood damage repairs
Arundel Bridge ​Abutment repairs
Rakaia Gorge​Hut Stream crossing repairs
Anama Valetta, Alford Forest Cemetery and Muirheads Roads​Maintenance metalling
170+ metres​Edgebreak repairs
193+ 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. 

Maronan Road digouts - November 2018

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 ​​C653 - ACL​Complete​Rehabilitation
Ashburton Staveley   ​C659 - HEB​​Ongoing​Rehabilitation​0.49km
Hoods​​C640 - Fulton Hogan​Ongoing​Rehailitation​0.28km
Maronan ​​C653 - ACl​Ongoing​Rehabilitation​0.77km
Fairfield​​C640 - Fulton Hogan​Ongoing​Rehabilitation​0.92km
Fairfield Road West​​C640- Fulton Hogan​Ongoing​Rehabilitation​1.03km
Barford​​C659 - HEB​2018​Rehabilitation​1.38km
Pudding Hill​​C659 - HEB​2019​Rehabilitation​1.03km
​Seafield​CON00077 - not let​2019​Rehabilitation​0.55km
Wilsons​CON00077 - not let​​​2019​Rehabilitation​1.21km
​Thompsons Track​CON00077 - not let​2019​Rehabilitation​2.87km
​Thompsons Track​CON00077 - not let​2019​Rehabilitation​1.5km
​Isleworth ​C640 - Fulton Hogan​2019​Rehabilitation​0.355km
​Poplar ​CON00083 - not let​2​019​Seal Extension​5.15km

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
East Street between Havelock Street and Moore Street (Waitangi on East/Multi Cultural Bite)​​Local restrictions only​6 February 2019 - between 7am and 5pm
​Rakaia Barrhill Methven Road between Baker Road and Rakaia Domain, and Railway Terrace East between Rolleston Street and SH1 (Ride the Rakaia)​Detour route​​23 February 2019 - between 9am and 3pm and between 6am and 8.15am

Page reviewed: 13 Dec 2018 1:04pm