Wellington drivers, get ready for a five-night maintenance closure of State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill


Regular users of State Highway 2 need to be ready for the next series of planned night closures of the Remutaka Hill starting this Sunday night.

A full week of night closures will be happening each night from 9pm – 4am Sunday, 26 February through to Friday, 3 March. The road will be fully closed to traffic during this time.

This is to allow contractors to carry out essential maintenance and road resurfacing work. Seven sections of the road will be resurfaced and made safer for road users.

Escorted crossing are limited and bookings are essential. If travellers do not book ahead, they are likely to be turned away.  

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 2023

Nights Start 9pm Finish 4am
5 Sunday, 26 February 2023 Friday, 3 March 2023
1 Sunday, 16 April 2023 Monday, 17 April 2023

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 on-the-spot crossings of the Remutaka Hill during these maintenance closures. Book ahead by emailing customer@wta.nzta.govt.nz
  • Numbers are strictly limited with only two time slots available, one in each direction.
  • 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 www.nzta.govt.nz/remutaka

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.