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Damage has been caused to roads by the 2023 extreme weather events in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland. You can keep updated on the progress of the repair work in your area on this page. 

West Auckland Road Updates

We have not listed all sites on this page as some sites have been completed, while work is still ongoing on others on the design of the repair. Other roads will be added on this site as we work through the programme. Works may be completed on some roads without being added to the website, depending on the scale of the work, and the number of affected residents.

We ask for patience while trying to repair over 2000 sites all over Auckland. 

To report new issues, please contact us.

Bethells Road, between Stoney Creek Drive and Duffy Road

16 May 2024

As part of flood and storm recovery works, we will be relacing the culvert in this section of the road, to improve drainage.

From Monday 20 May 2024, the road between Stoney Creek Drive and Duffy Road will be closed 24 hours a day.

We expect the works to take up to one week, weather dependent. Please plan ahead and follow the detour signs.

To allow for the longer journey, the Waitākere school bus may have some timetable changes. The school will contact families regarding the changes.

73 Bethells Road, Near Steam Hauler Track

30 April 2024

Work continues on the under slip ahead of building a 30m long, 2m high stone wall to support the road.  

Over 500m3 of material has been removed from the site. Our team are currently working on the base block platform and will be installing the blocks next. We are on track to complete this, weather dependant by mid-May 2024.

Birds eye view of work site
Birds eye view of work site
Preparing the site for the stone block wall
Preparing the site for the stone block wall

160-198 Bethells Road

AT will be working to repair storm related damage at this site. This work includes matting and hydro-seeding.

Carter Road, Oratia

13 May 2024

Works will start on Wednesday 15 May outside 110 Carter Road, Oratia. We will rebuild the road shoulder damaged in last year’s storm.

This involves building up the damaged section of road using rock armouring, which will stabilise the bank. We will then repair the road surface.

Work will take place during the day between 7am and 7pm. We expect work to take one week to complete. There will be vehicle access through the site with Stop/Go traffic management in place.

Caton Road, Waitakere

30 April 2024

The second of three stages of piling and anchoring is complete, and the drainage works have begun with the installation of the first manhole for the culvert crossing.  Works are due to be completed in mid-May, weather dependant.

We are making good progress despite the challenging weather and have started working on Saturdays to increase weekly productivity.

Caton Road retaining wall
Caton Road retaining wall

13 March 2024

Works are progressing on Caton Road, and the team from Ventia have been installing the anchors that stablise the road, and the piles (steel beams). The retaining wall will be built with the support of the beams.

Anchor being installed on Caton Road
Anchor being installed on Caton Road

On advice from Geotechnical Engineer and for everyone’s safety, a 3.5 tonne vehicle restriction will apply until the repair works are complete. There are large materials being delivered to site which require a temporary closure, during this time traffic will be stopped by traffic controllers to allow work crews time to safely stop and clear the road of plant and equipment. There is a white board at the entrance on Caton Rd to show when these deliveries are expected.

Access restrictions apply:  A vehicle weight limit of 3 Tonnes applies through this site.

Forest Hill Road, Waiatarua

Slip repair work will begin outside 346 Forest Hill Road, Waiatarua, on 13 May 2024. During the works, the road will be closed and detours will be in place.

Residents in the closed section of the road will have access to their property. The traffic management team will be onsite to help you.

The team will be repairing the retaining wall and slip and will replace the damaged kerb and channel.

  • Location: 346 Forest Hill Road, Waiatarua, Auckland (between West Coast Road and Kellys Road)
  • Work to be done: retaining wall, slip and kerb repairs
  • Start date: 13 May 2024
  • Hours of work: 7am to 7pm
  • Duration: 8 weeks (weather-dependent)

Glenesk Road, Piha

30 April 2024

Works began on Glenesk Road on 25 March 2024.

Downer on behalf of Auckland Transport (AT) will be constructing are undertaking slip repair works outside numbers 7 and 19 Glenesk Road. This involves the construction of a retaining wall, repair of the footpath and shoulder. This work is required to stabilise the area and prevent further slips and damage occurring.  

Work is progressing well, and is on target to be completed on time.

Work on Glenesk Road, Piha
Work on Glenesk Road, Piha

Hours of work



For (duration)

Approximately 3 months

Weather dependent

Traffic management

Road Closure  

Resident only access

The road closure with resident only access will remain. This will enable our team to safely carry out work. Parking restrictions will also be in place, please follow all signage and directions from traffic management team.  


Karekare Road

28 February 2024

We started works on Karekare Road, between Piha Road, and the bridge at the Regional Park, on 16 October 2023. Works on these sites are almost complete.

We started works on Lone Kauri Road on Monday 12 February 2024. While works are underway, we will need to close this road. All traffic will need to go via Karekare Road.

Please note we have one more slip site to complete on Karekare Road, after we have completed works on Lone Kauri Road. We will notify the community before we start these works.

Karekare open to residents ONLY

All access to Karekare is open to residents only.

Weight restriction

Lone Kauri Road has a 3.5 Tonnes weight limit.

Fulton Hogan working on slip site repair on Karekare Road
Works underway on Karekare Road
A slip site on Karekare Road


Huia Road - Various sites


30 April 2024

There are a number of slip sites along Huia Road including:

  • 81 Huia Road
  • 370 Huia Road
  • 634 Huia Road
  • 100m past Cornwallis Road
  • 100m past Kaitarakihi Road

Designs options have been investigated and presented for the repair of these various sites. The options are currently being considered by the team. Each site will have a separate design for the repair work.

We will update the community before works start on any of these sites. 

Huia Road slip site
81 Huia Road slip site


Kay Road, Waitakere

Closed - Residents & Emergency services access only from Waitākere Road end.

Work is underway on the repair design.

While are unable to give a specific timeframe on repair works, we aim to have this work completed in 2024, to restore this connection for the community.

Kellys Road, Oratia

30 April 2024

The design for the repair at Kellys Road is currently being reviewed. Works are anticipated to start in May 2024.

Under slip at Kellys Road
Under slip at Kellys Road

Konini Road, Titirangi

30 April 2024

We are working on the investigation phase, to confirm what solutions are available to repair the under slip on Konini Road.

After investigation is complete, we will be working on the design of the repair. 

Lone Kauri Road, Karekare

30 April 2024

We are continuing major slip repair works on two sites on Lone Kauri Road between Piha Road and La Trobe Track. We have completed all of the soil nailing at these sites and are working on completing the work on the road, shotcrete (spray on concrete), drainage and guardrails.

The road will be closed during the day, and open after work hours to residents only.

This will be a full road closure during work hours, we will be unable to open this site for school drop off or pick up.

Road Closure Lone Kauri Road from Piha Road to La Trobe Track
When  From Monday 8th April to late May 2024
Timing Road Closure – 7am – 7pm (exact times will depend on work happening each day) Road Open to residents outside of these times.
Detour Please use Karekare Road 


 14 March 2024

Work is on programme with the majority of the soil nails having been installed for this site.

In the next couple of weeks, we are completing the final rows of nails before moving into drainage and road reinstatement works.

Lone Kauri site works
Lone Kauri site works
Work on Lone Kauri Road March 2024
Work on Lone Kauri Road March 2024


Mahoe Road

The repairs the damage at 22 Mahoe Road, were completed in December 2023. 

The works included removing the damaged section, rebuilding the retaining wall and repairing the road. 


McEldowney Road

10 April 2023

Partial lane closure - drive with care.


Mountain Road

19 March 2024

We have been working with the contractor to review the timeline for the works on Mountain Road, as we would like to be able to get this connection open sooner for the community. We have settled on a timeline, that anticipates the completion of these works by end of December 2024. This will be achieved by a second work crew being available to work on this location.

There are factors that have to be considered:

  • We will only be able to work at two sites at any given time on Mountain Road, due to narrow nature of the road, and the access through the sites.
  • In some cases it will be more difficult to work two sites at once for safety reasons, due to the layout of the road.
  • The availability of the second works crew is yet to be confirmed, currently estimated to be available in June.
  • Each location must have the design approved before works can start, there is still work ongoing for some of the designs.
  • Although we have built some contingency into the timeline, weather and other factors can cause some delays.


5 March 2024

After starting work at Mountain Road, we have found that our design was not going to fully meet our needs, and as a result we are had to pause to redesign some components of the wall. Despite everyone’s best efforts this does happen sometimes, and it is took longer than anticipated to finalise the technical issues involved.

The redesign work has progressed to a point that we can announce a target start date of 2 April 2024. This is later than we had hoped but some issues can be very complicated to solve and we appreciate your patience.

Works on Mountain Road will continue site by site, and we anticipate this work will take up to 12 months to complete.

Opanuku Road, Henderson Valley

22 March 2024

On Opanuku Road there are 10 sites where damage has been caused by 2023 weather events.

  • 6 of these will be looked after by the maintenance team as they relate to scoured pavement and drainage
  • 2 are over slips that we are currently reviewing the plans for, these are most likely to be tidied up and hydroseed but no major works expected
  • 2 are under slips that have been made safe, are being monitored and on the list to be repaired. They are in the 6-12 month bracket from now, as they are lower on the priority list than some of the higher volume collector roads.

As these sites get closer to delivery we will be able to provide an update on the timing of the works.


Otitori Bay Road, Titirangi

30 April 2024

We started works on the second slip at 40 Otitori Bay Road on 11 April 2024.  We are building a 20m long retaining wall at this location. The team will be drilling to install the 14m long piles for the retaining wall.

Before works started we had some ecologists on site to install bat monitoring sensors to ensure that the vegetation clearance work did not affect any of the resident bats. NZ Ecology have also been monitoring lizards and birds.

During works a full road closure will be in place 24 hrs a day, seven days a week. Works will take place between 7am and 7pm. We anticipate works will take eight weeks to complete.

Pedestrian access will be available up until 8.40am in the morning and after 3.30pm, to allow school students and other pedestrians through.

Vehicles will not have access through.

Otitori Bay Road site
Otitori Bay Road site

Paturoa Road, Titirangi

The road is closed around number 15, and work is continuing on the design of the repair for this road.  Below is some information about the damage at this site.

13-15 Paturoa Road

  • The underslip has occurred below an existing timber pole retaining wall, which appears to still be in place, but is undermined
  • An Overland flow path is running through this location which will have to be considered during the design phase along with existing storm water network which needs to be reviewed
  • Temporary traffic management/ weight limits are in place until repairs are completed
  • An underslip extends from the driveway of 12 Paturoa Road for 23 m to the north-east.


Paturoa Road Slip
Paturoa Road Slip

Piha Road

Works on the slip site at 73 Piha Road were completed December 2023.

Retaining wall under works
Retaining wall under works

Rayner Road, Piha

30 April 2024

47- 49 Rayner Road, Piha

Flexiposts have been installed to keep vehicles away from the slip side of the road. The weight restriction is lifted. Our contractor is continuing to monitor this section of the road.

Flexiposts installed on Rayner Road, March 2023
Flexiposts installed on Rayner Road, March 2023

11 December 2023

The retaining works to repair the slip damage at the location of 27 Rayner Road is now complete. The road is open.

Slip repairs at 27 Rayner Road
Slip repairs at 27 Rayner Road

Scenic Drive, North Swanson

6 May 2024

Slip repair works are under way on Scenic Drive North, between Rangimarie Road and Puketaha Road. This work is programmed to start on 13 May and will take approximately 4 weeks to complete.

The works will take place during the day and stop/go traffic management will be in place. There will be access through, and there is no requirement for a detour route.

After work hours, the road will be fully open to vehicles.

9 October 2023 summary of the decision for Scenic Drive North, Swanson 

Auckland Transport has been investigating options for repair and remediation to the Scenic Drive North site. 

All options have been considered and evaluated and reported to Auckland Transport.

Reporting on these options was available at the end of September and has now been reviewed by Auckland Transport, its advisors and appointed contractor. Following consideration of the options, the group has chosen minor local interventions and monitoring as the best option. 

Local interventions and monitoring will include the following:
• Localised repair of the road surface only.
• Sealing of roadside drains, and investigation of improved road drainage.
• An extended period of monitoring, which will be reviewed annually.

Full description of update summary note

Scenic Drive, between Shaw Road and West Coast Road (Various sites)

25 March 2024

This stretch of Scenic Drive has a number of slip sites, which we are working on, their location is indicated by the distance from Titirangi End of Scenic Drive. 

Site 1 - 6.58km from the start of Scenic Drive

An option report - with 3 options for the repair is under review currently, to decide on the repair for this site.

Scenic Drive site 6.58km from start of Scenic Drive
Scenic Drive site 6.58km from start of Scenic Drive

Site 2 - 6.73km from the start of Scenic Drive

Draft design is complete - is progressing through the approval processes. We anticipate this site to start construction in the second quarter of 2024.

Scenic Drive site 6.73km from the start of Scenic Drive
Scenic Drive site 6.73km from the start of Scenic Drive

Site 3 - 6.84km from start of Scenic Drive

Repair works were completed in March with the crew putting the finishing touches on the job including the sight rail and resurfacing work.

Scenic Drive 6.84km from start Scenic Drive
Scenic Drive 6.84km from start Scenic Drive
Drone photo of the site 3
Drone photo of the site 3


Scenic Drive, Near Arataki

30 April 2024

The excavation of this site took longer than expected, with poor ground conditions. A lot of the material had to be removed from site, as its condition meant we were unable to reuse it.

We have been working on the storm water drainage system to install a system that helps remove the sediment from the water as it travels offsite.

Now we are working on drilling and installing the steel piles which will form the retaining wall to support the road.

Works progressing on site at Scenic Drive
Works progressing on site at Scenic Drive

12 March 2024

As expected, this site has been challenging with poor ground conditions, and we have had some additional rain since we began works.

A revised design has been finalised and we are currently building the working platform ahead from which we will be able to work from to install the piles (or long beams.) We are also upgrading the stormwater culverts.

Initial works on the site on Scenic Drive, just past Arataki
Initial works on the site on Scenic Drive, just past Arataki

31 January 2024

We have started works on the repair at this site. The road will remain closed whilst works are completed. 

The road is closed at this section and there is no through access. The access to Arataki Visitors Centre is only open from the Titirangi End.

Please note there were also 10 slip sites between this site on Scenic Drive and Woodlands Park Road. These are also being worked on. 7 of these sites are completed with 3 more in the design phase. 

Slip at 412 Scenic Drive
Slip at 412 Scenic Drive

 Scenic Drive, Waiatarua (Elevation Site)

12 March 2024

Road repair works have been completed at this site, and the road is open two way. We are pleased to have this important connection open for the community. We will complete a final road reseal when other works in this area are completed.

Scenic Drive, Waiatarua
Scenic Drive, Waiatarua, open in both directions

7 March 2024

Repairs will start tomorrow 8 March 2024, we will be completing repairs to the road, and sealing cracks in the surface of the ground outside of the carriage way. We will also be completing works to the storm water drainage.

Works will even out the road and make it smooth and level to drive on. We anticipate that once this stage of work is complete the road will be re-opened two-way.

What happens next?

Final design plans are progressing for this site, this is a drainage solution. A series of fan drains will be installed to reduce pore pressures from within the slip. Residents that have properties within the slip site have been contacted and we are discussing the fan drain option with them. This final stage of repair works will include work across private properties, so this is an important element of the planning process. 

Scenic Drive, Titirangi 

Scenic Drive closure – 10 May 2024

The timeframe for slip repairs to Scenic Drive is changing. During the works, between Woodlands Park Road and the Titirangi roundabout, we discovered an additional slip between the two slips we started works on.

Start date: February 27, 2024

Original timeframe: The initial plan was to finish within 4 months (weather-dependent), for completion by the end of June 2024.

Slip repairs: Power poles were removed and power lines safely relocated by Vector before drilling could start. Repairs are under way on both of the slips originally identified.


  • A third slip (Approx 76 meters long) was discovered during excavation.
  • Design work is under way for this third slip while repairs continue on the other 2.
  • Completing repairs to the third slip will extend the timeframe, but this option is better than reclosing the road at a later date.

The additional slip adds an estimated to 4 to 7 weeks to the timeline, with a new completion date of end of July 2024, weather permitting.

Impact on bus routes: School buses will continue to take the detour, and the shuttle bus will continue to serve Woodlands Park Road until the road is open.  

February 2024

There are two large slips on Scenic Drive in Titirangi where the footpath and edge of the road has slipped away. Part of the road is coned off and traffic has been restricted to one lane by temporary traffic lights.

We started work  on 27 February 2024. The work will take place between the roundabout at Titirangi and Woodlands Park Road and it will take 3-4 months to complete (weather dependent). Work will take place during the day, 7am to 7pm.

During the works, this section of the road will be closed 24/7.

Pedestrian and cycle access will be made available beside the work site on Scenic Drive, and also through Kohu Road.

The following bus routes are affected by the closure:

Bus Route Number Changes

Glen Eden Intermediate

073 and 074


Green Bay High School

075 and 076

From Monday 4 March school bus routes and times will start 10 minutes earlier in the mornings to accommodate the detour. You should also expect the bus to arrive back a little later with the detour.


Public Bus Route 171


From Midday 27 February, the 171 bus will only service Laingholm, using the usual route but will miss Woodlands Park Road and use Huia Road to and from Titirangi. 


A shuttle bus service will meet the 171 bus in Titirangi to transfer passengers to and from Woodlands Park Road bus stops during the closure of Scenic Drive. 


A timetable of the shuttle bus service is available here. Please note it is based on approximate travel times, it would be good to be at the bus stop on the earlier side.


To fix and secure the road we need to build large retaining walls at each of the slip sites. To do this we need to use heavy equipment which will need to sit on the remaining section of the road. This is a major repair, and is required to prevent further slips in this location.

The works will include:

  • Clearing the slip material
  • Cutting into the existing road to create a working platform for our heavy equipment
  • Drilling large holes into the ground in which the steel columns will be placed
  • Placing of concrete panels which will retain the road and footpath
  • Backfill behind the wall and reinstate the drainage, footpath and road pavement


The detour route:

During works this section of Scenic Drive will be closed. The detour route will be along Woodlands Park Road and Huia Roads, as shown in this picture. We understand the inconvenience that this will cause, and ask drivers to plan ahead and allow extra time. 

Pedestrian and cycle access will be made available beside the work site on Scenic Drive, and also through Kohu Road.

Detour route
Detour Route

We have received some questions from the community with regards to the detour route, and have put together some FAQs here (Download PDF 148KB)

Update: 12 March 2024

Work is tracking to schedule, we have been working on the site establishment, excavation for the platform from which the retaining wall will be constructed, benching and installation of scaffolding.

Beams have been delivered to site ready for installation. The photos below show some of the progress, including the drilling of holes for the support beams, and the beams being installed.

Scenic drive, preparation for beams
Scenic drive, preparation for beams
Scenic Drive, Titirangi site
Scenic Drive, Titirangi site

Seaview Road

Works are complete and the road is open.

Simpson Road

113 Simpson Road - The repair is in the design phase.

  • A road subsidence has occurred and extended approximately 107m in total in length with 77m of significantly affected carriageway – Failing Retaining wall is located along the edge of the road on the downslope side.
  • Cracks have been sealed and temporary traffic management in place until repairs are completed.

We will continue to monitor the site until permanent repairs start

Takahe Road, Titirangi

30 April 2024

We anticipate works to repair the slip on Takahe Road will begin in May.

To prepare for the works we have to extend the length of the one lane closure, and the access through this will be by temporary traffic lights. We will be in contact with the community when the start date is finalised. 

Where and when


Takahe Road, Titirangi, Auckland

When (start date)

To be confirmed


24-hour lane closure

For (duration)

Approx. 12 weeks (weather dependent)


Slip on Takahe Road
Slip on Takahe Road


Te Henga Road

24 November 2023

There is a slip on the side of the road. The road is open with one lane, please use give way rules.

The design of this repair needs to take into consideration the proximity of the power lines. We are working with Vector on this, and will update the community when repair work will start.

Slip on Te Henga Road, near number 74
Slip on Te Henga Road, near number 74

Titirangi Beach Road

30 April 2024

Titirangi Beach Road repairs have been completed. Many thanks to the community for your patience through the works.

Timber retaining wall on Titirangi Beach Road
Timber retaining wall on Titirangi Beach Road
Riprap swale on Titirangi Beach Road
Riprap swale on Titirangi Beach Road

Wairere Road

 13 September 2023

We have reviewed the geotechnical testing that was completed at this site and are working on a repair that we anticipate will start in May 2024.

Wairere Road slip site
Wairere Road slip site

Open – under reduced speed of 30km/h. Buses & heavy vehicles can use but must travel at a slow speed.

No public access to Lake Wainamu, sand dunes, Bethells Beach & Te Henga walkways.

Waitākere Road Bridge - Underpass closed

Underpass closed at the Intersection of Waitākere Road & Bethells Road.

Extra crossing signs and Hit sticks have been installed on the approach to Bethells Road from Waitakere Road (Township end) for visibility and to improve safety.

The speed limit has been lowered from 1 April 2023 to 60km/hr near the intersection (between 190m north of Bethells Road and 220m south of Township Road).

Pictures of the initial extra signs and hit sticks that were installed in February are below.

Photo showing the additional signs and hit sticks that have been installed on Waitākere Road Bridge
Additional signs and hit sticks that have been installed on Waitākere Road Bridge
Another photo showing the additional signs and hit sticks that have been installed on Waitākere Road Bridge
Additional signs and hit sticks that have been installed on Waitākere Road Bridge


Woodlands Park Road, Waima

1 March 2024

At the end of 2023 we were completing further geo tech testing in the slips. We are currently in the design phase of the repair for Woodland Park Road.

As this road is currently a part of the detour route for the works on Scenic Drive, the repair work for Woodlands Park Road will be scheduled once Scenic Drive, Titirangi is completed.

13 September 2023

In late August we removed polystyrene cover to undertake further soil testing and evaluate the extent of the slip.

Woodlands Park Road slip site
Woodlands Park Road slip site


Yelash Road, Massey

4 August 2023

Multiple underslips have occurred along Yelash Road near property number 13. The stream and a couple of culverts will need to be worked into the design.

We are working on a design for this road, and we are communicating with the property owner.

Slip on Yelash Road
Slip on Yelash Road