Road, Bridge & Water Notices



​Nugg​​ets Road down to one lane

From Thursday 5 September until further notice the Nuggets Road will be reduced to a single lane in two locations where the road has suffered unexpected subsidence issues.

At present we do not know how long this will be in place but we will know more once an engineering assessment is completed. 

The sites will be clearly marked, and we ask all motorists on that road to exercise care and to be patient where necessary. 

Council apologises for the inconvenience and will provide updates when more information is confirmed.

Road Closures

Temporary Road Closure - Clutha District Council Santa Parade

There will be a Temporary Road Closure for the Clutha District Council Santa Parade 2019 on Saturday 7th December 2019, the following roads will be closed.

PURSUANT to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that NZ Transport Agency, for the purpose of the Clutha District Santa Parade, proposes to close the following street to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder:
Streets proposed to be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic:  SH1(Clyde Street) between Renfrew Street and High Street
Period of closure: Saturday 7 December 2019 between the hours of 12noon and 2pm.
Also Closed: Elizabeth Street between Clyde Street and James Street from 9.00am to 2.00 pm.
During the period of closure, the following provision will be made for ordinary vehicular traffic which would otherwise use the street.
Detour via: Charlotte Street (for Northbound Traffic) and Renfrew and James Streets (for Southbound Traffic)
Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of their objection and grounds thereof in writing before 5pm, 8 November 2019 at the office of the NZ Transport Agency, Level 2, AA Building, 450 Moray Place, PO Box 5245, Dunedin 9058.

Intended Temporary Road Closure​ - ​​SH1 Clyde Street Telford Graduation Parade

There is an intended road closure of SH1 Clyde Street between George Street and Charles Street on Thursday 12 December from 1.00pm to 1.30 pm. for the Telford College Graduation Parade. 

​​Gravel Road Dust Suppression Options

​The Clutha District Council confirmed through the 2016/17 Annual Plan process that it would not be undertaking any oiling of gravel roads.  Council have the following two options available for residents concerned about dust from gravel roads:

  • ​Dust Suppression 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 30 August 2019
    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


​​Upcoming work on our water schemes

Milton's aged watermains that have been identified for renewal are being replaced with Polyethene (HDPE) plastic pipe.  Where footpaths have recently been installed our contractor is directional drilling the pipe into place to minimise disruption. The work is currently under way.

Prior to connecting new pipes to the existing reticulation, network valves will be inspected to determine areas that will experience water shut downs. 

Once areas requiring a water shut down are identified, those affected will receive further information via a letter box drop providing advance warning (48hours) of the date and duration of the shutdown. We are aiming for these shutdowns will be of 4 to 6 hours duration and generally between 9am to 3pm or overnight from 7pm.

Other urban work that has been completed is renewal of the old cast iron main supply line from the Reservoir in Tapanui down Whiskey Gulley Road.

Rural Water Scheme renewal work for pipes larger than 100mm diameter being carried out has come to a seasonal halt, possibly for the next three weeks or until ground conditions improve. However, renewal work on the Glenkenich Rural Water Scheme has been completed leaving the small diameter pipe to be laid. 

Once ground conditions improve our Contractor will be visible on Tuapeka Flat Road, then Cockelshell Road in the Tuapeka Rural Water Scheme area.

The remaining renewal work in Moa Flat and Richardson South Rural Water Schemes should be underway in the late spring, early summer.

Council and our Contractors take Health and Safety very seriously and will be taking all necessary precautions to keep workers and public safe.  All work sites will be barricaded and or coned off to restrict public access.  People who need to approach the site (but not involved with the work) need to conform to all signage and follow directions of Contractor's Staff.  Parents are reminded to warn children of the dangers of construction works and to keep well back from the work site.

If you have any queries, please contact Councils Project Engineer Grant Bullin on 0800 801 350.  Council's website and Facebook page will also have updates as needed.

Clutha District Council regrets any inconvenience this may cause but knows that this will improve water services in this area.  And thanks you in advance for your co-operation and understanding.​

​​Rural Water Schemes Text and Email Alert Notifications

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Bridge Closures and R​estrictions

The Kelso Settlement Road Bridge is closed due to safety reasons. This closure is till further notice.

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, 209KB)​

​SH8 Beaumont Bridge replacement 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.​

NZ Transport Agency ​have set up a website so people can follow the progress of the bridge replacement property.  Click here to learn more and follow the project's progress​.​​
Page reviewed: 18 Nov 2019 10:43am