SH 53 Waihenga Bridge, Featherston to Martinborough, Closed Due to Flooding

Ponatahi Bridge – Martinborough to Carterton – is Open on Stop/Go status

09:00 21 June 2021

We will continue to update these pages as we receive more details, but for latest information please see NZTA Road Closures

From NZTA:

  1. SH 53 Waihenga Bridge (Featherston to Martinborough) 

 Road Closed

Due to rising water levels the road is now closed

Scheduled time:
Start: 21 Jun 2021 3:32am

Detour route: From SH2 use Featherston Creek Rd, Western Lake Road, East West Access Rd, Kahutara Road, and Lake Ferry Road or from SH53 use Kahutara Rd and Lake Ferry Rd for access between Featherston and Martinborough. Use Moreton Rd, Nix Rd, Kokotau Rd, and Ponatahi road for access between Carterton and Martinborough. Use Francis line, Gladstone Rd, Longbush Rd, Hinakura Rd, and Todds Rd between SH2 Clareville and Martinborough. Allow for up to an additional 40 – 50 minutes when traveling via these alternative routes.

Update received: 21 Jun 2021 8:37am

Expected resolution: Until further notice

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