Upcoming 5-night closure of Remutaka Hill for essential maintenance and resurfacing

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that State Highway 2 (SH2) over the Remutaka Hill will be closed for essential maintenance and resurfacing on 5 nights between 9pm to 4am, starting Sunday night 26 February and finishing Friday morning 3 March.

The Remutaka Hill road is steep, narrow and winding which makes it a challenging environment to work in. These closures significantly reduce the number of daytime disruptions for road users. Road crews can also complete a large amount of work safely over a small number of closures because multiple crews can work across the hill at the same time without disrupting traffic.

Due to the extent of the resurfacing works taking place during these closures there will only be two escorted crossings available per night for special circumstances and motorists are advised to plan ahead.

  • Featherston to Hutt 10.30pm
  • Hutt to Featherston 11.30pm

Unplanned crossings are unsafe to manage – for both workers and road users. Any travellers with special circumstances should contact customer@wta.nzta.govt.nz. Travellers turning up without a booking will be turned away.

  • Waka Kotahi will remain in contact with Emergency Services to ensure we can provide safe passage of ‘flashing light’ vehicles.
  • Trucks will not be able to cross during the closures.
  • More information about the closures can be found at www.nzta.govt.nz/remutaka

We understand the closure may inconvenience some road users and thank you for your patience and understanding as crews carry out this essential work.

Regular users of this route are encouraged to stay up to date on upcoming closures. While these dates are fixed, bad weather may cause work to be cancelled. A full list of planned closures is in the table below:
Scheduled Remutaka Hill State Highway 2 Closures 2023

NightsStart 9pmFinish 4am
5Sunday 26 February 2023Friday 3 March 2023
1Sunday 16 April 2023Monday 17 April 2023
*10Sunday 14 May 2023

* Sunday 21 May 2023
Friday 19 May 2023

*Friday 26 May 2023
1Sunday 11 June 2023Monday 12 June 2023
*Contingency – additional block of closures included in case a special resilience project is required.

Looking ahead – Daytime closures for feral goat control
Plan ahead for four DAYTIME CLOSURES of one hour for feral goat control operations on Monday 13, Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March 9:30am to 10:30am each day, weather permitting.

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