Road, Bridge & Water Notices


Weather-Related Notices

None in place currently.



Notice is hereby given that the Triennial and Annual Meetings for the following Rural Water Scheme are to be held.  

SchemeMeeting DateMeeting TimeLocation
North Bruce 26 April 20177.00pmMelville Room, Coronation Hall
Waipahi01 May 20171.30pmWaipahi Hall
Wangaloa 01 May 20177.00pm Wangaloa Golf Club
South Bruce02 May 20177.00pmClutha District Council - Chambers
Richardson 03 May 20171.30pmClutha District Council - Chambers
Tuapeka03 May 20177.00pm Lawrence Service Centre
Glenkenich04 May 20177.00pmSt John Rooms , Tapanui
Balmoral 1 08 May 20177.00pmClutha Valley Hall
Moa Flat09 May 20177.30pm Heriot Fire Station
Balmoral 210 May 20177.00pmHillend Hall
Clydevale/Pomahaka11 May 20177.30pmClutha Valley Hall
The triennial meeting is to elect a new customer committee for the 2016-19 period.  All customers are welcome. Additional information is available on the Clutha District Council website ( or by calling 03 419 0200.

 SK Hill


Rivers: Information on river and lake levels is available on ORC's website  or through the Flow phone on 0800 426 463, or via Twitter alerts.

 Rural Water Scheme areas map (PDF, 710KB)



State Highways: Check the NZ Transport Agency website for the latest information on State Highways

PURSUANT to the Local Government Act 1974, the Clutha District Council proposes to close the following to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated:  

Road/sDate/ Time​Event​Objection Period/Other InfoDetour



Bridge Closures

 PURSUANT to the Local Government Act 1974, Schedule 10 (clause 11), Notice is given that the Clutha District Council proposes to close the following to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated:  

​Bridge/s​Date/Time​Event/Organiser​Objection Period/Other Info​Detour
Bridge 235, 235 Tahakopa Valley Road

Monday 15 May 2017 - 7.00am


Friday, 23 June 2017 - 6.00pm

​Bridge Strengthening It will be an offence under the above regulations for any person otherwise than under authority of an authorised permit to use the road for ordinary vehicular traffic during the period of closure.
​Centre Road, Dewe Road, Papatowai Highway
Bridge 311, Papatowai Highway, Maclennan

​Tuesday 7th February 2017


12 May 2017

​Bridge Strengthening, more information below. ​We apologise for any inconvenience this may create for the travelling public.​Centre Road, Dewe Road, Tahakopa Valley Road, Mouats Saddle Road.


7 April 2017 Update:

Unfortunately the closure of the Maclennan Bridge on the Papatowai Highway has been extended.

The bridge was due to open before Easter, but is now not due to re-open until 12 May. It was closed in February for strengthening work and a temporary detour put in place. However, the contractors, SouthRoads Ltd, responsible for carrying out the project recently advised Council of delays in finishing the work. SouthRoads have arranged a letter-drop to local residents informing them of the delay. In the letter SouthRoads took responsibility for the delay and said they had not achieved the expected productivities on the project and there had been hold-ups in sourcing the required high-grade timber materials.  Council is disappointed by the delay in the project and has worked with SouthRoads to ensure the bridge can re-open as soon as possible. Due to the bridge having a restrictive work area, it has been difficult to simply add more resources to speed up the work.  However, the bridge will be open during Easter from 5.00pm Thursday, 13 April to 7.00am Wednesday 19 April. The bridge will be closed on Anzac Day 25 April because the contractors will resume work after midday. The delay in this project has also impacted the time frame for the repairs to strengthen the Tahakopa Valley Rd Bridge. The Tahakopa Bridge will now be closed from Monday, 15 May to Friday, 23 June.  During this closure a temporary detour will be in place via Dewe Rd, Centre Rd and the Papatowai Highway. Council knows that because of increased traffic on the detour roads, additional maintenance of these roads is required and we are monitoring them. Council is also aware these closures are an inconvenience to both local and visitor drivers and thanks everyone for their patience and co-operation, so this necessary work can be done.

Vehicle Access: During the closure of the MacLennan Road Bridge, Temporary Traffic Management will be in place, in the form of a detour. The temporary detour will be via Centre Road, Dewe Road, Mouats Saddle Road and Tahakopa Road, as shown on the Detour Map.

Contacts: If you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to the Foreman on site of ring Contract Engineer - Thomas Morgan on 03 211 1000 or 0275 393 675.

Thank you for your patience during this period.

Bridge Restrictions

Notification of weight and speed limits on bridges. (Heavy Vehicle Regulations 1974 - Regulation 11)

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Regulation 11 (3) of the Heavy Motor Vehicle Regulations 1974, the Clutha District Council has fixed the following maximum weight (and/or speed) limits for heavy motor vehicles and combinations including a heavy motor vehicle on the bridges described hereunder:

 Bridges and restrictions (PDF, 32.6KB)





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