State Highway 2 Remutaka Hill night closure planned for Sunday


Regular state highway maintenance works on Remutaka Hill resume this month, with the first night closure of the year planned for Sunday 14 January.

Drivers need to plan ahead and factor the closure into their travel plans as the road over the Remutaka Hill will be closed to traffic on Sunday night between 9pm and 4am.

Access to the route will be strictly limited. However, escorted crossings can be reserved for people who have booked in advance.

This must be done by 4pm Friday 12 January. Bookings can be made on our website:

Fill out the Remutaka Hill closure escort booking online form(external link)

Full closures allow road crews to work more efficiently and complete repairs faster. It is also much safer as some maintenance work requires large machinery that uses most of the road area.

New Zealand Transport Agency/Waka Kotahi understands these closures do cause travel delays. However, these regular maintenance closures are essential for keeping a vital state highway link open. They also significantly reduce the risk of bigger failures, which could create more disruption for road users. We appreciate your patience and understanding while our contractors carry out their work.

Important information for Remutaka Hill closures

  • Escorted crossings are available during closure nights but must be booked in advance. We always communicate well before planned closures and provide contact details so bookings can be made.
  • Bookings can be made online on the Waka Kotahi website (see link above)
  • Bookings are essential - drivers who turn up without one risk being turned away. If you have a genuine emergency on the night, the hill manager will decide how best to help you.
  • The escorted crossings are for light vehicles only. To keep our contractors safe, heavy vehicles can’t be accommodated.
  • Full access is always available for emergency services.

State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill, planned night closures January – June 2024

Nights closed

Start 9pm

Finish 4am


14 January

15 January



10 March

15 March

17 March

22 March


14 April

19 April


19 May

24 May

26 May

31 May


16 June

21 June

More information about planned maintenance closures for Remutaka Hill can be found on our website: