State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill maintenance night closures – schedule changes for 2023


Regular users need to be aware of changes made to planned night closures of State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill.

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.

The schedule for planned maintenance works in 2023 has been amended. This includes change to the January 2023 one-night closure which is now Wednesday 18 January. All users of the road must be aware of the changes so they can plan their travel. While these dates are fixed, bad weather may cause work to be cancelled.

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


Start 9 pm

Finish 4 am


Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Thursday, 19 January 2023


Sunday, 26 February 2023

Friday, 3 March 2023


Sunday, 16 April 2023

Monday, 17 April 2023


Sunday, 14 May 2023
Sunday, 21 May 2023

Friday, 19 May 2023
Friday, 26 May 2023


Sunday, 11 June 2023

Monday, 12 June 2023

Information for road users:

  • Light vehicles can be escorted at intervals across the hill behind a pilot vehicle. Bookings are essential and should be made in advance with
  • We cannot offer crossings of the Remutaka Hill during these maintenance closures unless a traveller has special circumstances and has booked.
  • Numbers are strictly limited. Travellers turning up without a booking risk being turned away or having to wait at the closure point until the road opens. Any additions to an escorted crossing are at the discretion of the hill manager on duty who must consider the safety of workers and travellers on the night.
  • More information about the closures can be found at link)
  •  Access will be available for emergency services throughout the closures

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.