Road and Highway Conditions

Information on roading maintenance activities scheduled for Council owned and maintained roading network on the Coromandel.

Alerts will be posted on our homepage if there are any roading issues on the Coromandel. Or, get alerts sent to your inbox via our email newsletters, or check the latest updates on our Facebook page.

State Highways 

To review the status of State Highway 25 and State HIghway 25A (Kopu-Hikuai Road) on the Coromandel, sign up to receive email alerts here or please visit the New Zealand Transport Agency's (NZTA) website. NZTA manages this highway.

We will also try and provide the latest updates on the Highway as we receive information from NZTA.

Here's a map of State Highway 25 and our local roading network online.

17 September 2021: Planned SH25 closure on Thames Coast

The work involves a high priority vehicle recovery in a narrow section of highway where there is not the space to provide for a vehicle lane next to the recovery equipment. 

The closure points will be at the Waikawau Boat Ramp and the Kereta Bay Boat Ramp.

Detour routes are significant and it is suggested motorists delay travel. Alternative routes include SH25A to SH25.

In case of poor weather or other unforeseen circumstances,  the backup for this work will be Monday 20 September. 

These high priority works are being delivered on behalf of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

Travel Times and Distances

Find out about the travel distances to the Peninsula and around the Peninsula by car and road.

Road Closures

Road Closure: Waikawau Beach Rd is closed due to flooding approximately 500m southeast of Waimanu Rd.

A crew is onsite setting up traffic management and accessing if any works can be undertaken to alleviate the water.

We will provide a further update on the duration of the closure as we can.


Ongoing 2021:

Road closure underway to repair the dropout on Colville Road, north of Coromandel Town

This project was put on hold under Alert Level 4 but resumed from Monday 30 August no matter what the alert level as it is considered essential to have it completed.

The size of machinery needed to repair the road for such a high dropout means we can’t keep the road open to one lane. To complete the repairs in a safe and timely manner, the road will be closed throughout the day to allow our contractors to complete the repairs. The road will be open to let traffic through during set times below.

Set times:

  • 7am to 8am – road closed
  • 8am to 8.30am - road open
  • 8:30 am – 12:30pm – road closed
  • 12.30pm to 1pm - road open
  • 1pm – 3:15pm – road closed
  • 3.15pm to 3.45pm - road open
  • 3:45pm – 5pm – road closed
  • After 5pm through to 7am the next morning – road open

The road closures will only be in place during weekdays (Monday – Friday). A contingency plan is in place to allow emergency service vehicles through if needed.

Our Council and our roading contractors apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and every effort will be made to restore the road to two full lanes as soon as possible.