Road, Bridge & Water Notices


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Road​​​ Clo​​​su​​r​es (up​​dated 2/4/2020)

Please do NOT drive down the closed roads listed below. They may look fine, but be badly damaged and are a danger to use. Road users need to be aware that any damage done to their vehicles on closed roads is not covered by insurance. 

​​These roads remain closed:​

  • Burning Plain Road

  • River Bank Road (this was closed before the flood)

Open but 4 wheel drive recommended:

  • ​Chapman Road

Please note that the Nuggets Road is down till one lane till further notice.

Gravel Road Dust ​Supp​​ression Options

​Council does not undertake any oiling of gravel roads.  Council have the following two options available for residents concerned about dust from gravel roads:​​

  • Dust Suppressant by Applicant
    This allows residents to apply to Council to undertake Dust Suppression themselves or to employ a Contractor to undertake this work. 

  • Semi-Permanent Seal - applications to Council by August each year
    This allows residents to apply to have a Semi–Permanent Seal applied to their section of road. This can be paid in full by the customer (over several years through rates) or Council are prepared to offer 50% assistance for up to 10 sites every year based on priority criteria. 

More information on these options is available through Council’s web-site  or call Council on 0800 801 350 and ask for Melanie Scott, Operations Administrator.

Steve Hill

​​Roadside w​​eed spraying

​This programme of work is currently not being undertaken while the district is in Alert 4 stage of the COVID-19 Shutdown. Council does not consider it to be an essential service.


Boil Water Notice - Tuapeka West

A Boil Water Notice is in place for Tuapeka West.  This means that those affected will need to boil any drinking water for one minute before drinking it. ​

This includes any water that will be consumed, such as water to brush your teeth, food preparation and washing food that will not be cooked e.g. salad vegetables and ready-to-eat fruit.  ​​

​​​​​​STA​Y IN​​ T​​​OUCH - Rural Water Scheme​s Text and Email Alert Notifications ​sign up.

Click here​ to register your cell phone number via an online form.

Click here​ here​ to register your email address via an online form.​​


Bridge Closures and​​ Restr​​ictions

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:

List of bridges weight and speed limits​ ​​ (PDF, 123KB)​

​SH8 Be​​aumont Bridg​​​e replaceme​​​nt project​

​The​​​ existing 134 year-old single lane bridge, one of the oldest on the highway network, and a critical link on SH8 between Milton and Roxburgh in Central Otago​, is n​earing the end of its economic life.​

 Click here to learn more and follow the project's progress​.​​


Page reviewed: 02 Apr 2020 12:27pm