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

14 April 2019

RoadType of Work
​Barkers Road ​​Pavement failure repairs
​Chertsey Kyle Road​Seal widening, soak hole maintenance and swale work
​Bridge Street and Seafield Road​Swale construction
​Maronan Bridge​Bridge repairs
​Maronan Valetta and Coskeries Roads​Driveway repairs
​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
​Thompsons TrackDig out sealing work completed
Bridge Street​Stabilisation wok
Springburn Bushside and Rutherfords Roads​Metalling
23+ metres ​Edgebreak repairs
180+ 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. 

Winslow Road reseal - February 2019

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 Road​​C653 - ACL​Complete​Rehabilitation
Ashburton Staveley   ​C659 - HEB​​Complete​Rehabilitation​1.03km
Hoods Road​​C640 - Fulton Hogan​Complete​Rehailitation​0.49km
Maronan Road​​C653 - ACL​Complete​Rehabilitation​0.77km
Fairfield Road​​C640 - Fulton Hogan​Complete​Rehabilitation​0.50km
Fairfield Road West​​C640- Fulton Hogan​Complete​Rehabilitation​1.03km
Barford Road​​C659 - HEB​Complete​Rehabilitation​1.38km
Pudding Hill​​C659 - HEB​Complete​Rehabilitation​1.38km
​Seafield Road​CON00077 - Fulton Hogan​Ongoing​Rehabilitation​0.55km
Wilsons Road​CON00077 - Fulton Hogan​​​Ongoing ​Rehabilitation​1.21km
​Thompsons Track​CON00077 - Fulton Hogan​Complete​Rehabilitation​2.87km
​Thompsons Track​CON00077 - ACL​Complete​Rehabilitation​1.5km
​Isleworth Road​C640 - Fulton Hogan​2019​Rehabilitation​0.355km
​Poplar Road​CON00083 - ACL​25% complete​Seal Extension​5.15km
​Various locations​CON00081 - Rooney's Earthmoving​OngoingFootpath renewals​​7.1km
​Various locationsCON00081 - Rooney's EarthmovingOngoing​​Kerb & Channel renewals​2.5km
​Various locations​C657 - ACL​Complete​Resurfacing​63.9km
​Various locations​CON00090 - Fulton Hogan​To comence  in May​Intersection sealbacks​0.7km

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
​Thompsons Track between Somerton and Hatfield Overdale Roads (Fulton Hogan - road AWT)
​East bound traffic via Somerton Road and Rakaia Barrhill Methven Road.
West bound traffic will not be detoured but can expect delays
​From 21 January 2019 until approx 8 May.
Between 6am and 6pm Monday to Saturday
​​Chalmers Avenue from Victoria Street to Walnut Avenue - north bound traffic only (ACL - sewer renewal)​Detour route TBC​​From 26 March 2019 - approximately 8 weeks duration (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Havelock Street from Park to East Street.  Baring Square West from Havelock Street to Cameron Street.  SH 1 (West St)  from Havelock Street o Cameron Street.  Cameron Street from West Street to Park Street (ANZAC Day services)​Northbound traffic detoured via Tancred, Wills and Cameron Streets.  Southbound traffic detoured via Wills, Park and Burnett StreetsThursday 25 April 2019 between the hours of 6am to 8.30am and 10am to 12.30pm
​Burnett Street from East Street to approx #175 (around Somerset Grocer alleyway)(Bradford Building Ltd)​No detour route - local restrictions onlyTuesday 30 April 2019 between the hours of 6am and 6pm​
Smallbone Drive from River Terrace to Robinson Street, Robinson Street from Smallbone Drive intersection to McNally Street, Watson Street from Range Street to Robinson Street and
McNally Street from Range Street to the end of the street. (Ashburton Car Club)​
Detour to the Ashburton Resource Recovery park signed via Dobson Street West​From 7.30pm Friday 10 May 2019 to    8pm on Sunday 12 May 2019 (TBC)​
Kermode  Street from East Street including all of Mona Square, East Street from SH 1 to Cameron Street, Moore Street from SH 1 to East Street, Cameron Street from East Street to Victoria Street, Baring Square East from Cameron Street to Havelock Street, Havelock Street from Baring Square East to SH1
(Wheels Week Street Parade)​
Do detour route. Local restritions only​​​Sunday 19 May between 9.30am to 12 noon

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