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.

Temporary Road Closure

​PURSUANT to the Local Government Act 1974, Schedule 10 (clause 11), Notice is hereby given that the Clutha District Council, for the purpose of the Otago Sports Car Club - Rally Sprint, proposes to close the following roads to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder.  ​

DATE: 04 July 2020

​Cullen Road​Berwick Road​Fort Hill Road8:00am – 5:30pm
​Fort Hill Road​Cullen Road​Jenson Road8:00am – 5:30pm

Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing before Friday 19 June 2020, to the office of the Clutha District Council, Rosebank Terrace, PO Box 25, Balclutha 9240.

Steve Hill


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.


Waipahi Rural Water Scheme Triennial and AGM 

The Waipahi Rural Water Scheme Triennial and AGM was unable to be held at the previously advertised date due to the COVID 19 Shutdown.  It has now been rescheduled and will be held on Thursday 28 May 2020, 1.30pm at the Waipahi Hall.

​Boil Wat​er Notice - Tuap​​eka 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

Closure of Bridge - Campbelton Street, Lawrence

PURSUANT to Section 342 of the Local Government Act 1974 notice is hereby given that for the purpose of Replacement, the following Bridge 464, Campbelton St, Lawrence will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder.

Date of Closure​6 July 2020
​Road/Bridge to be closedBridge 464, Campbelton Street, Lawrence
Time​8 am
Period of Closure​6 July till 25 September 2020
Alternative Route​Colonsay Street or Lismore Street
Re-open​25 September 2020

We apologise for any inconvenience this may create for the travelling public.

Steve Hill

Bridge 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: 27 May 2020 5:51am