Road Works & Closures

Southland road works and closures are listed in the table below. 

Please keep a look out for these and take care when travelling through work sites. Below are some of the roads in the District which are currently subject to work.

Location

Road Works & Restrictions

Gill Road, Springhills

In accordance with the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is given Council will close Gill Road, Springhills, from Forest Hill Cemetery Road to Winton Hedgehope Highway, to through traffic between 8am on Monday 25 November 2019 until 5pm Wednesday 11 December 2019. The purpose of the closure is to enable repairs on a slip site.

A detour will be available via Forest Hill Cemetery Road, Livingstone Road, Limeworks Road, and Winton Hedgehope Highway. There will be limited access to residents only.

McDonald Road Bridge McDonald Road Bridge, Glencoe is currently being replaced and is closed until December.
Mararoa Road bridge Mararoa Road bridge is being replaced and will be closed from Tuesday 15 of October until February 2020.
Cook Road (Waituna) bridge Following scheduled structural inspections on the bridge, the weight limit posting on the bridge has been reduced from 60% of class 1 to 15% of class 1, effective immediately, as it is unsafe for heavy vehicles.
This means it is open to light vehicles only.
Cumming Road (Castle Downs) bridge

Following scheduled structural inspections on the bridge, the weight limit posting on the bridge has been reduced from 100% of class 1 to 20% of class 1, effective immediately, as it is unsafe for heavy vehicles.
This means it is open to light vehicles only.

McLeish Road bridge at Drummond

McLeish Road bridge at Drummond has been closed effective immediately, due to the poor condition of its timber elements and the risk this poses to public safety.

Colac Foreshore Road, Colac Bay

A section of this road has been closed to traffic for safety reasons due to continued damage from coastal erosion. Alternative access to the Colac Bay township is available via Colac Bay Rd, which runs off State Highway 99.

Benmore Bridge

The Benmore bridge is closed because it is structurally unsound. The nearest bridge is 8km to the north at Dipton East, and there is one 14km south at Centre Bush.