Remutaka Hill SH2 Night Closures

In late May and early June, urgent resilience works are happening to improve the strength of the Remutaka Hill road and keep it in a safe condition long-term for the Wairarapa and Wellington region communities it links.

The Remutaka Hill road will be closed from 9pm to 4am each night and under stop/go traffic management at all other times during weeks 1 and 2 below:

Week 1: From the night of Sunday 16 May to the afternoon of Friday 21 May

Week 2: From the night of Sunday 23 May to the afternoon of Friday 28 May

From Monday 31 May to the afternoon of Friday 4 June, stop/go traffic control will be in place during the day and the road fully open during the night.

The 5-night Remutaka Hill road maintenance closure that was scheduled to start 13 June has been moved and will take place within the first week of the May closure instead.

Travel arrangements for traffic during the night-time closures (from the night of Sunday 16 May to the afternoon of Friday 21 May, and the night of Sunday 23 May to the afternoon of Friday 28 May) are as follows:

  • Week 1: An escorted vehicle service is available for night workers and people with essential commitments. Bookings in advance are essential via email, Monday to Friday, at
  • Week 2: At night, traffic convoys will be escorted over the hill by a pilot vehicle. No bookings required:
    –  Hutt to Wairarapa – 10.30pm and 12.30am.
    –  Wairarapa to Hutt – 11.30pm and 1.30am.

Please see NZTA for more details:

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