Remutaka Hill Road closed overnight this Sunday

1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineNovember 6, 2019

The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that the Remutaka Hill Road will be closed overnight from 9pm Sunday 10 November to 4am Monday 11 November.

Regional transport systems manager Mark Owen says the night-time closure is the first of a number of planned closures over the next 12 months to enable road crews to safely undertake essential maintenance and slip prevention works.

“The Remutaka Hill Road is steep, winding and narrow which makes it a challenging environment to work in. Having the road fully closed to traffic is critical to ensuring the safety of crews while work is being done.

“The night-time closure will also significantly reduce the number of daytime disruption for road users and enable better quality of maintenance work.”

Access will be available for emergency services throughout the closure.

The next closure will take place over five consecutive nights from Sunday 24 November to Friday morning 29 November, between 9pm to 4am each night.

If people have an urgent need to travel to Wellington this Sunday night, a limited shuttle service is available – email as soon as possible.