Road works & closures

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

Omutu Road 

Omutu Road remains closed to everyone but residents between Mitchell Road-Ermedale Road and the Riverton-Otautau Road.
A culvert was washed out on Omutu Road, Gropers Bush, as a result of heavy rain and flooding earlier in the month.
We will keep you posted about when the culvert will be repaired.

McLean Road

Closed until further notice. Damage is excessive and the road can not be driven, no houses affected in this section. Access out the other way onto Nevis Road.

Ellis Road

Still under 30km speed restriction until further notice

Old Snow Pole Track

In accordance with Section 342(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 1974 and clause 13 of the Tenth Schedule, notice is given Council will temporarily close and prohibit traffic using the section of road starting 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, from 29 May 2020 to 23 October 2020. This is due to climatic conditions which may cause damage to the road if it is used.

The prohibition applies to all motor vehicles. It will be an offence for any unauthorised vehicle to use the above-described section of road during the period of prohibition. Authorised vehicles are those belonging to adjacent run holders and those who have received written authorisation after a special application to Council.

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.