Eastern Hutt Road slope stabilisation project

What happened

In July 2022, three landslips occurred on the hillside above Eastern Hutt Road between the Stokes Valley and Pomare roundabouts, impacting the road and several nearby properties.

What we’re doing

We’re spending $27.5 million to fix the three slip sites and improve the resilience of the whole Eastern Hutt Road corridor.

Through these works and other remediation, we’re future-proofing the area against future slips.

We acknowledge the traffic delays have been frustrating. We’re working at pace to get the work done as quickly as possible and appreciate the patience of those who are affected while we carry out these essential works.

The road will fully re-open in March 2024 when works are complete.

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Construction update

  • Site C: Works at this site are completed.
  • Site B:
    • The focus is currently on removing the containers and clearing the site ahead of the arrival of the crane needed to install anchors onto the hillside.
    • We’ll start installing anchors this week – these are expected to be in place in the top section of the slope by mid-November and in the middle/bottom sections by early January.
    • Once anchors are in place, a concrete (shotcrete) wall will be installed followed by erosion-control matting and the catch fence.
    • Works at this site are still on track to be completed in March 2024.
  • Site A:  
    • The base of this site has now been cleared in preparation for the laying of foundations for the catch fence which will happen at the same time as the foundations for site B.
    • Works at this site are also scheduled to be completed by March 2024.

Traffic impacts

  • Currently, one lane southbound and one lane northbound are available for road users along Eastern Hutt Road between Stokes Valley and Pomare roundabouts.
  • This is with the exception of the second southbound lane from Pomare roundabout to 300m north of that intersection which is now open, given works at site C are finished.
  • Over the Christmas period, the whole southbound lane that’s closed will be re-opened to provide a second lane for those heading south.

Drop-in sessions

Northern Ward Councillor Naomi Shaw holds regular drop-in sessions at the Kōraunui Stokes Valley Hub on the first Tuesday of every month from 10.30am to 12.30pm. The next one is on Tuesday 3 October.


January - March 2023Design of the engineering works
March - April 2023Procurement of the contractors to do the works
May 2023 - March 2024Physical works 
March 2024Road fully open after all works have been completed and lanes reinstated

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