Current Road Works


​​For a quick look to see what is happening around the district roading wise, check out our Road Works interactive map​

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

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:

View the latest newsletter​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

C640 Road works underway or due to commence

August 2020

RoadType of Work
​Ashburton, Hinds, Methven & Rakaia​Sump cleaning
Denshires Road South, Coskeries, Darts, Wakanui School and Lismore School RoadsMaintenane metalling​
​Rakaia Gorge​Cattlestop cleaning
​Chalmers Avenue​Replacing road signage 
​Racecourse, Arundel Rakaia Gorge, Seafield, Trevors, Christys and Fords Road ​Emergency digouts
​Various locations​​Bridge cleaning and vegetation removal
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
Harrison Street​Footpath grass renewal

​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
​Cass Street approx 80m north and south of Moore Street intersection (ADC - stormwater installation)​No detour route.  Local restrictions only.​​Between 7am Thursday 6 August and 6pm Friday 7 August 2020
​Wills Street from 211 Wills Street (Event Centre) to 197 Wills Street (Neumanns Tyres)​No detour route.  Local restrictions only.​Between 7pm and 9.30pm - 7 August 2020
​Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road from Surrey Hills Road to Lower Downs Road (ADC - RDR bridge replacements))North bound traffic detour via Anama Station Road, Anama Valetta Road, Anama Cavendish Road.
South bound traffic detour via Anama Cavendish Road, Anama Valetta Road, Anama Station Road.
​19 October to 4 December 2020

​Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road from Moodies Road to Prices Road (ADC - RDR bridge replacements))North bound traffic Via Tramway Road, Gates Road, Lochheads Road.
South bound traffic via Lochheads Road, Gates Road, Tramway Road.

​​12 October to 6 November 2020 

​Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road between Ashburton Staveley Road and Springburn Bushside Road (ADC - RDR bridge replacements))​North bound traffic via Springburn Bushside Road, Ashburton Staveley Road.
South bound traffic via Ashburton Staveley Road, Springburn Bushside Road.

​​5 October to 13 N​ovember 2020 

​Moore Street and Cass Street Intersection (ADC intersection rehabilitation)​Detour to be confirmedBetween 7am Monday 17 August to 6pm Friday 28 August 2020 

Page reviewed: 14 Aug 2020 12:34pm