Road Works & Closures


Click on the above banner for information about the Catlins Alternative Coastal Route road works.

All other 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.


Road Works & Restrictions

Old Snow Pole Track

Council will temporarily close and prohibit traffic using that section of road commencing at the point where Old Snow Pole Track joins Canton Road and continuing along that section of Old Snow Pole Track to the boundary of the Southland District Council with the Central Otago District Council for the period 1 July 2017 to 20 October 2017 owing to climatic conditions because the use of that section of road may cause damage to the road.

Bridge No. 2 on Dipton Flat Road

From Monday 29 May 2017 until Friday 23 June 2017, Dipton Flat Road will be closed from the intersection with Riverside School Road and for 500m south of this intersection. A detour will not be available.

Colac Foreshore Road, Colac Bay

A section of this road has been temporarily 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.

Chaslands Highway, Southern Scenic Route

The Chaslands Highway is open but traffic management, including a speed restriction, is in place. A 75 metre temporary road has been built after a section collapsed due to a massive slip.