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Moonshine Hill Road: reduced access

Recent storms have caused an embankment to slip close to 815 Moonshine Hill Road, reducing the road to a single lane. The embankment has an 8 – 10 metre drop down to the stream below, and further regression could make the road impassable. This section of Moonshine Hill Road is managed by Porirua City Council,… Read more »

Upper Hutt’s new Birchville Bridge on track

The brand new Birchville Bridge has reached another milestone and is on target for completion. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 07 FEB 2017—Progress on the installation of the new bridge at Birchville in Upper Hutt is continuing as planned. Last week saw the successful installation of the two steel beams that will support the deck. The… Read more »

Planned roadworks in Upper Hutt over the holiday season

Well-maintained roads are an important part of keeping people safe.  We work closely with the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to ensure the roads that connect to our city are the best they can be, and that sometimes requires works, which we know can be inconvenient. Over the holiday period NZTA have several major works… Read more »

NZTA: Traffic lights to improve safety at Whakatiki Street intersection

Traffic lights will be installed to improve safety at the intersection of State Highway 2 and Whakatiki Street in Upper Hutt. Following the announcement of the Safer Roads and Roadsides Programme in June this year, the Whakatiki Street intersection was identified as an area for further improvement. As part of a robust investigation several options… Read more »

Silverstream Landfill closed

From Hutt City Council’s Facebook page Silverstream Landfill will not open until this Saturday November 19, following the removal of approximately 70 trees blocking access to the site. Kerbside rubbish and recycling collection will continue as per usual this week. Read more »

Upper Hutt Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) closed 6:15 PM

flooding under silverstream rail bridge

Upper Hutt’s Emergency Operations Centre closed at 6:15 PM Roading Heavy rain has resulted in significant surface flooding in some areas of the city. We urge motorists to exercise caution and to drive to the conditions. Road closures For up-to-date information on the NZTA network, please refer to NZTA communications channels: twitter.com/NZTAWgtn www.nzta.govt.nz/ www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/ facebook.com/transportagency… Read more »

Upper Hutt City: 10:30 am post earthquake update—no significant damage reported

After the large earthquake overnight, Upper Hutt City Council staff have been out assessing core infrastructure and facilities with no significant damage to report so far. The Upper Hutt Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has not been activated. For all regional messaging, please refer to the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) website and facebook page:… Read more »

Akatarawa Road now open

UPDATE 14 November 2016, 9am: Akatarawa Road is now open 11 November 2016 09.35pm: Akatarawa Road closed due to slip, expected to open 6 pm Akatarawa Road is closed 2.6 km from the summit on the Upper Hutt side due to a slip. Crews are currently working to clear the road. UPDATE 2.20 pm: Clearing… Read more »