Daily closures - State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill – Feral pest control operation - update 31 May


Update 31 May:

A bad weather forecast for tomorrow means the planned one-hour closure of State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill, will not take place on Thursday, 1 June.

Update 30 May:

With more bad weather expected, the planned one-hour closure of State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill, for Wednesday, 31 May has been cancelled.

Update 29 May:

Because of forecast bad weather, the planned one-hour closure of State Highway 2. Remutaka Hill, will not go ahead tomorrow morning, Tuesday, 30 May.

23 May 2023 12:43 pm

Pest control work on the Remutaka Hill will see State Highway 2 closed for hourly intervals next week.

From Monday, 29 May to Thursday, 1 June, the road will be closed to all traffic between 9.30 am and 10.30 am daily.

The closures are for an aerial operation led by the Department of Conservation to control feral goats wandering onto the road, posing a danger to road users.

The safety of road users is a priority. This operation will help reduce the risk of feral goats causing an accident on the road.

All drivers must be aware of this work as it will create traffic delays. Road users should plan ahead and either travel before or after the closure times.

As this work is an aerial operation, it is weather dependent and may be cancelled at short notice. Drivers should check the highway’s status before they travel.