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Road closures, road works and restrictions

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

  • Road closure, Reilly Road, Orepuki

    Road closure, Reilly Road, Orepuki

    Reilly Road, Orepuki, has been closed because of a collapsed culvert. The road is closed from State Highway 99 at both ends and will only be open to residents. It is not certain when the culvert will be replaced.

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  • Fixed restrictions, Waimatuku Flat Road

    Fixed restrictions, Waimatuku Flat Road

    Southland District Council has fixed restrictions of axle 1000kg and gross 3500kg weight limits for heavy motor vehicles on Waimatuku Flat Road.

    The above limits apply to ‘through’ heavy traffic movements only from 27 January 2022. Limited heavy vehicle movements for the operation of farms situated on Waimauku Flat Road will still be permitted.

    The restriction is necessary to protect Waimatuku Flat Road from excessive damage due to heavy motor vehicles using this road as a detour for the weight-restricted bridge on Argyle Otahuti Road (the railway overbridge situated in Waianiwa). An appropriate detour will be signed for heavy vehicles via Waianiwa Oporo Road, Oporo Flat Road and Lincoln Road.

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  • Road closed, Channel Road, Tussock Creek

    Road closed, Channel Road, Tussock Creek

    Southland District Council advises that Channel Road, Tussock Creek, is closed to through traffic, effective immediately. The gantries that prevented heavy vehicles from crossing the bridge over the Makarewa River have been illegally removed, and it appears that heavy vehicles have been using the bridge, which was open to light vehicle use only.

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  • Road closure for tree harvesting

    Road closure for tree harvesting

    We will be closing roads through the Dunsdale Recreation Reserve and Hokonui Forest Conservation Area for the purpose of tree harvesting from 1 May 2023 – 30 September 2023.

    This will mean the gate leading up to the Dunsdale forestry road will be closed and there will be no public entry into the Dunsdale Recreation Reserve and the Hokonui Forest Conservation Area. We apologise for the disruption to normal access to these reserves.

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  • Temporary lane closures – Wyndham

    Temporary lane closures – Wyndham

    We are renewing footpaths throughout the Wyndham and Edendale townships from 6 March 2024 until approximately 22 March (weather dependent). These streets will be down to one lane when the contractors are onsite.
    Lanes will be closed from approximately 7.30am until 6pm. The footpaths will be closed for three days following the concrete pour. Unfortunately, residents will not be able to use driveway crossings for seven days to allow for curing time. Residents will be notified via letter drop.
    Affected footpaths:

    Westbound lane of Raglan street between Memorial Drive and Balaclava Street.
    Intersection of Redan Street and Alma Street.

    Please note, when the contractors are not on site, both lanes of the road will be open.

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  • Road closure for bridge replacement, Wilson Road

    Road closure for bridge replacement, Wilson Road

    Council will close Wilson Road from Longridge Road to Ardlussa Cattleflat Road to through traffic between the hours of 6am Tuesday 23 April 2024 until 7pm Wednesday 15 May 2024. Landowners on road will have access to properties either side of the Bridge closure. The purpose of the closure is to allow for bridge replacement to be completed.

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  • Temporary lane closure, Te Anau

    Temporary lane closure, Te Anau

    There are footpath works on now, till approx. mid-May, weather dependent. These streets are affected: eastbound lane of Te Anau Terrace; westbound lane of Milford Crescent (under stop go and/or traffic lights).

    Streets are restricted to one lane when contractors are onsite, between 7.30am - 6pm but reopen when site is unattended. Concrete must cure so footpaths will be closed for three days to foot traffic and seven days for driveway crossings. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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  • Bridge closed, McLeish Road, Drummond

    Bridge closed, McLeish Road, Drummond

    This bridge has been closed by Council and is not currently programmed for replacement. For further information please call 0800 732 732.

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  • Bridge closed, Scott Road, Hokonui

    Bridge closed, Scott Road, Hokonui

    This bridge has been closed by Council and is not currently programmed for replacement. For further information please call 0800 732 732.

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  • Bridge closed, Thompson Crossing Road West, Winton

    Bridge closed, Thompson Crossing Road West, Winton

    This bridge has been closed by Council and is not currently programmed for replacement. For further information please call 0800 732 732.

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  • Weight limit, Waianiwa rail overbridge

    Weight limit, Waianiwa rail overbridge

    A structural assessment of the Waianiwa rail overbridge on Argyle Otahuti Road indicates the structure is nearing the end of its life.

    To prolong the life of the bridge until it can be replaced, Southland District Council is posting a 3,500kg weight limit on it, which means it can be used by light vehicles only.

    Private vehicles up to the size of a ute and trailer will still be able to cross the bridge safely. Signage advising of the posting will be installed.

    A detour for heavier vehicles is available via Waianiwa Oporo Road, Oporo Flat Road and Lincoln Road.

    We expect these restrictions to remain in place until a new bridge can be constructed. Although the overbridge was not previously posted it was earmarked for replacement within the next 10 years. We anticipate bringing the replacement forward and completing this work within the next 24 months.

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  • Bridge demolished, Benmore Road

    Bridge demolished, Benmore Road

    The bridge over the Oreti river has been demolished.

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  • Riverside School Road

    Riverside School Road

    Riverside School Road bridge is closed and will remain closed until the bridge is replaced. 

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Road closure, Reilly Road, Orepuki Read More

Reilly Road, Orepuki, has been closed because of a collapsed culvert. The road is closed from State Highway 99 at both ends and will only be open to residents. It is not certain when the culvert will be replaced.

Read More

Fixed restrictions, Waimatuku Flat Road Read More

Southland District Council has fixed restrictions of axle 1000kg and gross 3500kg weight limits for heavy motor vehicles on Waimatuku Flat Road.

The above limits apply to ‘through’ heavy traffic movements only from 27 January 2022. Limited heavy vehicle movements for the operation of farms situated on Waimauku Flat Road will still be permitted.

The restriction is necessary to protect Waimatuku Flat Road from excessive damage due to heavy motor vehicles using this road as a detour for the weight-restricted bridge on Argyle Otahuti Road (the railway overbridge situated in Waianiwa). An appropriate detour will be signed for heavy vehicles via Waianiwa Oporo Road, Oporo Flat Road and Lincoln Road.

Read More

Road closed, Channel Road, Tussock Creek Read More

Southland District Council advises that Channel Road, Tussock Creek, is closed to through traffic, effective immediately. The gantries that prevented heavy vehicles from crossing the bridge over the Makarewa River have been illegally removed, and it appears that heavy vehicles have been using the bridge, which was open to light vehicle use only.

Read More

Road closure for tree harvesting Read More

We will be closing roads through the Dunsdale Recreation Reserve and Hokonui Forest Conservation Area for the purpose of tree harvesting from 1 May 2023 – 30 September 2023.

This will mean the gate leading up to the Dunsdale forestry road will be closed and there will be no public entry into the Dunsdale Recreation Reserve and the Hokonui Forest Conservation Area. We apologise for the disruption to normal access to these reserves.

Read More

Temporary lane closures – Wyndham Read More

We are renewing footpaths throughout the Wyndham and Edendale townships from 6 March 2024 until approximately 22 March (weather dependent). These streets will be down to one lane when the contractors are onsite.
Lanes will be closed from approximately 7.30am until 6pm. The footpaths will be closed for three days following the concrete pour. Unfortunately, residents will not be able to use driveway crossings for seven days to allow for curing time. Residents will be notified via letter drop.
Affected footpaths:

Westbound lane of Raglan street between Memorial Drive and Balaclava Street.
Intersection of Redan Street and Alma Street.

Please note, when the contractors are not on site, both lanes of the road will be open.

Read More

Road closure for bridge replacement, Wilson Road Read More

Council will close Wilson Road from Longridge Road to Ardlussa Cattleflat Road to through traffic between the hours of 6am Tuesday 23 April 2024 until 7pm Wednesday 15 May 2024. Landowners on road will have access to properties either side of the Bridge closure. The purpose of the closure is to allow for bridge replacement to be completed.

Read More

Temporary lane closure, Te Anau Read More

There are footpath works on now, till approx. mid-May, weather dependent. These streets are affected: eastbound lane of Te Anau Terrace; westbound lane of Milford Crescent (under stop go and/or traffic lights).

Streets are restricted to one lane when contractors are onsite, between 7.30am - 6pm but reopen when site is unattended. Concrete must cure so footpaths will be closed for three days to foot traffic and seven days for driveway crossings. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Read More

Bridge closed, McLeish Road, Drummond Read More

This bridge has been closed by Council and is not currently programmed for replacement. For further information please call 0800 732 732.

Read More

Bridge closed, Scott Road, Hokonui Read More

This bridge has been closed by Council and is not currently programmed for replacement. For further information please call 0800 732 732.

Read More

Bridge closed, Thompson Crossing Road West, Winton Read More

This bridge has been closed by Council and is not currently programmed for replacement. For further information please call 0800 732 732.

Read More

Weight limit, Waianiwa rail overbridge Read More

A structural assessment of the Waianiwa rail overbridge on Argyle Otahuti Road indicates the structure is nearing the end of its life.

To prolong the life of the bridge until it can be replaced, Southland District Council is posting a 3,500kg weight limit on it, which means it can be used by light vehicles only.

Private vehicles up to the size of a ute and trailer will still be able to cross the bridge safely. Signage advising of the posting will be installed.

A detour for heavier vehicles is available via Waianiwa Oporo Road, Oporo Flat Road and Lincoln Road.

We expect these restrictions to remain in place until a new bridge can be constructed. Although the overbridge was not previously posted it was earmarked for replacement within the next 10 years. We anticipate bringing the replacement forward and completing this work within the next 24 months.

Read More

Bridge demolished, Benmore Road Read More

The bridge over the Oreti river has been demolished.

Read More

Riverside School Road Read More

Riverside School Road bridge is closed and will remain closed until the bridge is replaced. 

Read More