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Roads and bridges updates

All roads, culverts, and bridges have been inspected, and faults logged post Cyclone Gabrielle. The community can be assured that we are aware of the scale of damage, and the time, and cost to repair. At this stage, our estimated response and recovery cost is around $800M and will take 5-7 years to repair/rebuild. How this is funded will affect the timing of the rebuild and the development of any high-level programme.

We have work priorities based on road hierarchy and known higher-intensity farming routes. These do change as/when we receive information, and when road conditions change.

Our roading team are working with our maintenance contractors to implement the initial response activities to safeguard our vulnerable network. This work can be seen throughout the network now.

Our panel of consultants are busy with investigations and designs of the recovery aspects of bigger and more complex slips, bridge works, and culvert repairs on our road network, to develop the right and appropriate engineering solutions. These often require geotechnical investigations and surveying during the design phase prior to construction. Work is also well underway in this space, but the community may see small jobs being done while large sites seem to be left alone for now.

If a road user has a query about a site in particular, and there are reasons to elevate the site to a higher priority, we welcome them to call us on (06) 871 5000

for state highway information please visit the Waka Kotahi - NZTA website here.

For a map of road closures see below the table. Bridge table updated 25/08/2023. 

Bridge Investigation underway Design underway Site Clearance underway Construction Access Established Loading
Rissington Complete Complete Complete Open 31 March

(Class 1 / General Access traffic loading)

50 MAX 10kmh

Vehicles need to reduce speed.

Moeangiangi Complete Complete Complete Open 13 June

(Class 1 / General Access traffic loading)

Whanawhana Complete Complete Complete


15 May

(Class 1 / General Access traffic loading)

50 MAX 10kmh

Ellis-Wallace Complete Complete Complete


11 August

(Class 1 / General Access traffic loading)

Mangatutu Low Level Complete Complete Complete Open 15 June

(Class 1 / General Access traffic loading)

Arapaoanui Low Level Complete Complete Complete Open 16 March Access established. Permanent solution initiated for resilience.
Mcvicars Culvert Complete Y Y Y Temp Access Established Permanent solution initiated for resilience
Crystal Twin Culvert Complete Complete Y N Access – 4x4 Established Access for 4x4 just upstream of culvert while a permanent solution is underway
Dartmoor Complete Complete Complete Open 5 April


(Class 1 / General Access traffic loading)

Waiohiki/Redclyffe Complete Complete Complete Open

8 August

30 km/hr max 8 tonne loading

Matapiro Complete Y N N

10 August temporary access established

Options being confirmed for the permanent structure.
Brookfield Y N N N TBC Resilience options for determining the outcome
Darkeys Spur No.1 Y N N N TBC Large scale works required
Puketapu Complete Y N N TBC Working through design
Kereru Road Gorge Bridge Complete Y Y N TBC The permanent option is being explored
Crownthorpe Complete Complete Complete Open

Construction to continue, light vehicle access being established under traffic management.

Light vehicles
Follies Complete Complete Complete Open 13 July Permanent solution being explored while temporary access in place

Weather, ground conditions and investigation outcomes will have an impact on the structures above.

Below is a breakdown of short term solutions currently in place for those bridges lost during Cyclone Gabrielle:

Bailey bridges Temporary crossings
  • Rissington
  • Ellis Wallace
  • Moeangiangi
  • Mangatutu
  • Whanawhana
  • Matapiro
  • McVicars Culvert
  • Crystal Twin Culvert
Temporary staging No crossing currently
  • Dartmoor
  • Redclyffe (Waiohiki)
  • Puketapu
  • Brookfield
  • Darkeys Spur No.1
To learn more about the rebuild of the permanent bridges, click here to be taken to the project page.

Road works map

This map shows road works and temporary road closures across Hastings. The map is interactive zoom in to view street names or click on an icon to find out more details about the work or event.  You can also use the search function to find a particular road. To see a list of road works and closures in text format, click on the black arrow at the bottom centre of the map to display the list.

Link to View Map in full button. For all enquiries, please contact Hastings District Council.  Public notices of temporary road closures can be found below the map.

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