SH2 Remutaka Hill – overnight closures in March

The NZ Transport Agency is giving early notice of a series of full night time closures of State Highway 2 (SH2) over the Remutaka Hill during March to allow for essential maintenance work to be carried out. The five consecutive night closures, from 9pm to 5am, are scheduled from Sunday 3 March to Friday morning 8 March, with a further five consecutive night closures from Sunday 24 March to Friday morning 29 March.

The steep, narrow road over the Remutaka Hill is a difficult road to maintain. Current maintenance is during the day, with approximately 300 stop/go road works during the year causing significant disruptions for motorists. Most importantly, this constrained working environment does not meet our safety expectations for our workers.

The night time maintenance work will significantly reduce the number of day time disruptions on the hill road, enable better quality maintenance work, and increase the safety of maintenance crews.

NZTA hopes with this advance warning, road users will be able to reschedule their journeys, or allow additional time for the detour via Pahiatua Track or Saddle Road.  Please get in touch with NZTA if you have any questions or would like discuss any specific issues regarding the closure times.

More information about the closures can be found at

We would appreciate you sharing this link with anyone you know who travels over the Remutaka Hill.

The above was sent to Council by NZTA for Council to share.

NZTA contact details can be found below:

NZ Transport Agency
Level 5, Majestic Centre
100 Willis Street
PO Box 5084, Lambton Quay
Wellington 6145
New Zealand
T 64 4 894 5200
F 64 4 894 3305