Road Closures & Road Conditions

Gore District Road Closures


Irwell Street closure

Irwell Street, between Fairfield and Ardwick streets, will be closed from 7.00am until 5.00pm, on Sunday 20 October due to the Gore Rhododendron Festival.

Bowmar Road disruptions

There will be disruptions to traffic flow on Bowmar Road, between Charlton Road and the Charlton Park cemetery, from Monday 30 September to Friday 18 October. This is due to contractors felling a stand of large macrocarpa trees.

Motorists should also expect temporary road closures.  Our contractor is working with funeral directors to ensure the road is open for funerals.

Falconer Road closure 

Falconer Road will be closed to through traffic from Monday 23 September until Saturday 30 November, depending on the weather. 

The closure is to allow for a major upgrade, which includes sealing the entire length of the road, earthworks, underground drainage and accessways.  

There will be restricted access for residents and to businesses via Waiau Street. This includes access to Transport Repairs. Traffic management will be in place throughout the construction period.

Culling Terrace traffic delays 

Our 3 Waters team is renewing the wastewater network in Culling Terrace, Mataura. Work will start on Monday 23 September and take until the end of October (about six weeks).

To ensure public and staff safety, there will be traffic lights at the top and bottom of Culling Terrace for the duration of works. This means there will be delays for traffic.  

There will be no disruption to water or wastewater supplies for residents. Thank you for your understanding.


Whenever possible we will list upcoming road closures. Unless otherwise stated please contact our Transport Manager Peter Standring, phone 209 0330, for more information if required.

Gore District Road Conditions

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