Upcoming bridge inspections across Tararua

Published 07 Nov 2022

Coming up soon in November, the team at Tararua Alliance will be doing scheduled inspections of 44 bridges across the district. This work is carried out on a 6-year cycle and ensures that our bridges are safe and up to scratch.

Some of these inspections require a specialised truck that can lower inspectors over the side and under the bridge. This means we will have traffic management in place while this work is undertaken.

When is each bridge being inspected?
While we are only able to give approximate dates as of yet for each bridge, to help clarify the disruptions, we have grouped the work into 3 sections:

1. Akitio-Dannevirke
7am – 6pm, 15 to 18 November 2022 (Week 1)

2. Woodville-Pahiatua-Eketāhuna
7am – 6pm, 21 to 25 November 2022 (Week 2)

3. Norsewood-Ormondville-Te Uri
7am – 6pm, 28 to 1 December 2022 (Week 3)

The approximate schedule for the planned inspection works can be downloaded here.
Please note: These are approximate dates that could change as the bridge inspections progress.

We will notify the affected surrounding area beforehand. Emergency services and major road users will be notified. Signage will be going up on Weber & River Rds in next couple of days and will move to Nikau/Tutaekara once River is finished.

How will the different bridges be affected?
* 1-lane bridges under inspection could experience 30 - 60 minute delays over the course of this essential work.
* 2-lane bridges will have stop and go traffic management in place and will have minimal disruptions.

The team has contacted school bus operators to ensure they are working around school bus schedules. We thank you in advance for your patience. If you have any feedback or concerns please leave a comment below or send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.