Closing a road for more than five minutes without permission is illegal and you can be fined.
Temporary road closures
This is approval given for a road to be closed to vehicles and/or pedestrians at a certain place and point in time. It means you can hold your event to the standards required by law, and that we can create a traffic management plan so that everything runs smoothly. Gaining approval also means you won’t be fined, as closing a road unannounced is illegal.
Applying for a temporary road closure permit
You’ll need to:
- Let us know in writing at least three to six months before the event. This gives us time to consult with and gain approval from everyone involved, as well as advertise the closure publicly for any objections.
- Contact a Traffic Management company to submit your plan once you've been given approval: they’re listed under traffic management equipment/services in the Yellow Pages. We'll work with them to make sure your event is safe and will be run with minimal disruption.
Temporary road closures or events coming up
|Sunday 26 February, 6am - 6pm
||Stephens Driving School Motorcycle Basic Skills
||Riverbank Carpark - Section of Southern end
|Saturday 4 March 12:30pm - 1pm
||Giant Tuna Eel Puppet Parade
||Footpath parade starting from City Centre Plaza on Queens Drive to Dowse Square
|Saturday 4 March postponement date; Sunday 5 March, 12 noon - 10pm
||Charleston Avenue Street Party
||Road Closure; Charleston Avenue between Stellin Street and Kingston Avenue
|Sunday 5 March 7am - 5pm
||UHCC | HCC Bike the Trial Event
||River Trial from Petone to Upper Hutt; speed reduced to 30km/h while cyclists cross main roads ie: Waione Street; Petone and Eastern Hutt Road, Stokes Valley.
|Sunday 19 March 7am - 5pm
||Port Nicholson Cycling Club Champhionship
||Wainuiomata Trail Park starting at Waiu Street Carpark