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Temporary road closures  
Aramadale Road - 22 May

23 May Update -  Armadale road is now open as surface water levels have dropped. Thank you for your patience. 

Due to the recent heavy rain we have experienced in the past few days, we have closed Aramadale road. We have dropped the boom gates on Aramadale Road and will remain closed untill the water level is below 100m.


Motorists can use Okauia Springs Road or Shaftesbury Road. 

Matuku Road - from 15 April 2024 

J Swap Contractors will carry out road rehabilitation works on a 830m section of Matuku Road. During this time, the section of Matuku Road will be closed from Monday 15 April - Sunday 12 May. We will be removing an unused stock underpass and a culvert, while upsizing a second culvert below the road.

Access will only be provided to residents, tankers and stock trucks.

While we aim to reopen the section of Matuku Road on Monday 12 May, pavement works will continue until Friday 31 May (weather permitting).

Traffic management and detours will be in place during the road closure. Speed restrictions will also be in place during the pavement construction, sealing and road marking stages. 

There will be traffic delays due to the road closure. So please ensure you allow extra time to get to your destination safely.

Section of closure: 


Road works
Watch this space for updates on road works in our district


Proposed temporary road closures

Watch this space for updates on proposed road closures in our district.


From our partners
SH29 Kaimai Range closures May 2024 

NZTA Waka Kotahi have a scheduled road closure on State Highway 29 Kaimai Range and will take place over 5 nights from Sunday 19 May to Thursday 23 May, from 8pm to 3.30am each night. 

The closures are needed to undertake asphalt renewals and other routine maintenance activities such as clearing drains, sign maintenance and road marking.

The closure of SH29 will be in place between the SH29 / Cambridge Road intersection (eastern / Bay of Plenty side) and the SH29 / SH28 intersection (western / Waikato side). Residents and Emergency Services access will be maintained at all times; however, residents are advised to liaise with the traffic control teams on-site.

The detours for this closure are significant and will add considerable time to journeys. People are encouraged to check the NZTA Journey Planner and allow extra time for their journey, or if possible, delay travel over SH29 on these nights.  

Alternative routes

  • South: all vehicles: SH28, SH5, SH30, SH33, SH2 via Rotorua 
  • South: light vehicles: SH28, SH5, SH36 via Rotorua 
  • North: SH24, SH27, SH26, SH2 via Karangahake Gorge  

Detour Map:

 SH29 Closure Detour Map