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Fergusson Drive streetlight repairs

A recent car collision with a pole at Fergusson Drive near Kashmir Avenue caused an 11KV power line to clash with the streetlight circuit. As a result of this there has been some damage to the streetlights along that section of Fergusson Drive. Affected streets and lighting include Fergusson Drive near Kashmir Avenue, the pedestrian… Read more »

Bridge Road update: (Birchville) Bridge construction nears completion

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 06 MARCH 2017—Construction of the bridge is approaching completion. The concrete deck has been poured and the contractor is waiting on the concrete to cure. Preparation for the settlement slabs on the east and west abutments is under way as is the fixing of brackets for utility services. Work to be… Read more »

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 »

Bridge Road update: 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 »

Bylaws review opens for consultation

Council is consulting on the review of five of Upper Hutt’s bylaws. The bylaws relate to the Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees; Prevention of Vegetation Fires; Traffic; Community Facilities and Solid Waste. Our bylaws are important as they help to keep our community safe and protect us from nuisance. As a member of our… 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 »