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Saturday 20 Aug – State Highway 59 to remain CLOSED

UPDATE FROM NZTA.

FYI – State Highway 59 remains CLOSED due to slips

State Highway 59 between Paekākāriki and Pukerua Bay remains closed today, with large slips still to be cleared by roading crews.

The highway was closed yesterday and overnight after slips yesterday. This morning, further slips have come down along this section of road.

Contractors are working hard to restore the road. However, continuing rain means the chance of further slips remains.

This section of State Highway 59 will remain closed today, Saturday 20 August, and a further update on its status will be provided tomorrow morning, Sunday 21 August, or as soon as the road opens.

Pukerua Bay residents can access from the south. Paekākāriki resident access is to the north. All other road users should avoid the area and use State Highway 1, Transmission Gully, as an alternative route.

Bad weather continues to affect Wellington, with numerous slips, rockfalls, and fallen trees on roads across the region. Road users should check roads are open before they travel, drive to the conditions, watch their following distances, and be prepared for delays.

SH 59 Closed to Paekakariki

From NZTA

FYI – State Highway 59 to remain CLOSED overnight

State Highway 59 between Paekākāriki and Pukerua Bay will remain closed following a further slip on the route this afternoon.

The highway was closed by a slip this morning. However, a second slip came down this afternoon, further blocking the road.

At this stage, the slope is too unstable for the route to reopen, and it will stay closed overnight. An update on its status will be provided by midday tomorrow, Saturday 20 August.

Road users should avoid the area and use State Highway 1, Transmission Gully, as an alternative route.

Bad weather continues to affect Wellington. Slips, rockfalls, and fallen trees are dangers on roads across the region. Road users should drive to the conditions, watch their following distances, and keep an eye out for road hazards.

State Highway 59 closed to Paekākāriki

State Highway 59 is closed between Pukerua Bay and Paekākāriki due to a slip at Arlie Road. Crews are also on-site dealing with fallen trees at Motuhara Road in Plimmerton and around Grays Road. High tide is at 2pm, and there is more rain forecast, Porirua City Council advises drivers to please take extra care and report any issues via the Antenno app (Android, Apple), or phone 04 237 5089.

SH59 – Pukerua Bay barrier repair tonight, Tuesday 9 Aug

Waka Kotahi has advised there will be work tonight to repair the crash barrier at the corner of State Highway 59 and Pukerua Beach Road (map). The work is being done at night when there are fewer vehicles so it can complete the job quickly, efficiently and safely without causing major traffic delays.

map for corner of SH59 and Pukerua Beach Road
Work area, corner State Highway 59 and Pukerua Beach Road (map)

Road works SH59 Pukerua Bay to Paekakariki

Waka Kotahi have advised the following:

Good afternoon,
Due to the weather the daytime stop/go for road repairs on Coast Road, between Pukerua Bay and Paekākāriki has been moved to Thursday 28 July and Friday 29 July.
We are keeping an eye on the weather and will let you know if these dates change.
Ngā mihi,

Anita De Klerk, Customer Communications and Engagement Advisor
Wellington Transport Alliance

Haunui Road slip disrupts water supply

A slip at the end of Haunui Road has cut off water to the end houses and damaged a power pole at the end of the street.

Wellington Water has cut off the water to houses from the corner with Haunui Way – around number 27 Haunui Road – to the end of the road so they can cap the pipes to the end houses and turn the water back on for the rest of the houses. However, the slip also took out the last power pole and they are waiting for Wellington Electricity to cut off the power so it is safe to enter the slip zone. Wellington Water has organised a water tanker for residents on the street, and the tanker is there now, outside number 20.

We’ll update this when we get more information on progress on the repairs. If anyone in Haunui Road needs any welfare assistance, they can ring the Porirua City Council Welfare team on 237 5089.

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Beach Road Closure Wed 16 Feb 9am to 1pm.

PCC have just advised that it will be closing Pukerua Beach Road between 9am and 1pm tomorrow (Wednesday).

There will be emergency access, however residents are urged to find alternate access options or to remain at home during this time.

Given the narrow nature of Pukerua Beach Road, a full closure is required to carry out work to construct a bund on the coastal side of the road to prevent water going down the bank. This is one of the actions recommended by geotechnical advisors ENGEO.

Claire Giblin will be writing a fuller community update, which will sent out later today but wanted to alert residents to the closure as soon as possible.

PCC apologises for the inconvenience.


Pukerua Beach Road – Closure

I have just had a call from Claire Giblin (PCC). The latest period of rain has been causing more slips on Pukerua Beach Road, closing it. Downers are working on clearing the road.

And it appears that there have been slips on Cluny Road (Karehana Bay) with some residents evacuated from their homes.