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

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.

Supply Bay Road, Manapouri 

In accordance with the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is given Council will close Supply Bay Road, from Manapouri Te Anau Highway through to Lake Manapouri, between the hours of 5am to approx. 7pm on 10 August 2019 to allow pest control to be carried out. The purpose of the closure is to ensure public safety during the operation. If due to unforeseen circumstances the work cannot be carried out on the 10 August 2019, it will be carried out on another day prior to the end of September 2019, when conditions are suitable. A detour will not be available but the road will be reopened as soon as safely possible in the event of an emergency.

Old Snow Pole Track 

Council will temporary close and prohibit traffic for the 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. The period of closure is from 1 June 2019 to 26 October 2019. The track is closed because the use of that section of road under winter climate conditions may cause damage to the road.

Evans Road bridge near Woodlands Closed because it is structurally unsound.

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.