SH4 between Fields Track and Raetihi closed for road works this weekend

  • 18 Aug 2016

The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists travelling between Whanganui and Raetihi on State Highway 4 this weekend that they will need to factor a detour into their travel plans due to road repairs.

State Highway 4 between Fields Track and Raetihi will be closed from 6.30am to 6.30pm on Saturday 20 August through to the end of Monday 22 August. Detour routes via Fields Track and State Highway 49 will be available for light vehicles. Fields Track is not suitable for heavy vehicles, which will need to detour via State Highways 1 ,3 and 49. The detours mean motorists will need to factor in longer journey times.

“The road works are necessary to repair slips caused by the June 2015 floods. We appreciate motorists’ patience while this important work to repair and stabilise the road is carried out,” Ross I’Anson, Highway Manager, NZ Transport Agency says.

“The work is dependent on good weather, so if we are not able to carry out the planned work, it will be undertaken on next available day. We’ll provide updates through Transport Agency’s traffic and travel information section on our website,, on the Transport Agency’s Central North Island Twitter account @NZTACNI and Facebook page