Reminder: Wellington and Wairarapa drivers - get ready for a night closure of State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill


Regular users of State Highway 2 between the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa need to be ready for the next planned night closure of the Remutaka Hill.

A maintenance closure is scheduled for this Sunday, 16 April and will see State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill, closed to traffic between 9 pm and 4 am.

These regular night closures significantly reduce the number of daytime disruptions for road users. Road crews can also complete a large amount of work safely during these closures because multiple crews can work across the hill simultaneously without disrupting traffic.

State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill. Planned night closures to June 2023:

Nights Start 9 pm Finish 4 am
1 Sunday, 16 April 2023 Monday, 17 April 2023
10 Sunday, 14 May 2023
Sunday, 21 May 2023
Friday, 19 May 2023
Friday, 26 May 2023
1 Sunday, 11 June 2023 Monday, 12 June 2023

Information for road users:

  • We cannot offer crossings over the Remutaka Hill during a maintenance closure unless a traveller has special circumstances and has booked an escorted crossing.
  • Numbers are strictly limited and should be booked in advance with 
  • Drivers turning up without a booking will be turned away or will have to wait at the closure point until the road reopens.
  • Emergency Services will have access over the route while the work is being carried out.
  • More information about the closures can be found at link)

Waka Kotahi understands these closures may inconvenience some road users. We want to thank them for their patience and understanding as we carry out this essential work.