Breakwater Road Closure: Rock stabilisation works planned on Bluff Hill

Please be aware that Napier City Council (NCC) is planning to undertake rock stabilisation works on Bluff Hill next weekend from 6am on Saturday 1 August to 10pm on Sunday 2 August 2020. Breakwater Road (SH50) between the Marine Parade/Coote Road intersection and the Hornsey Road/Breakwater Road intersection will be closed during this time, with a Traffic Management Plan in place.

Preparation for these works has already started with the container barrier being readied today.

Alternative Access to Napier Port Eastern Gate

Please note we have been advised by NCC that all heavy vehicles and port users that need access to the Napier Port Eastern Gate will be allowed past the barriers at the Marine Parade/Coote Road closure point.

We will be sure to share the details of the Traffic Management Plan with you next week.

Other ways this may affect you

  • As a precaution, Napier Port’s infrastructure buildings will need to be vacated while the rock stabilisation works are happening. Two rows of containers will be in place in front of the Napier Port fence line along the roadside – near to where the infrastructure buildings are located adjacent to Breakwater Road (as shown in the map below), to prevent potential rock fall damage during the works.
  • The log truck trailer lifting zone will be closed for the duration of the works.
  • Rail movements will be restricted along the rail line immediately in front of the planned rock stabilisation works zone (as shown in the map below).


What you can do to help

Please inform your workers, contractors or third parties (for example, transport operators and truck drivers you work with) who will likely be affected by this road closure. We will provide further details about the road closure next week.

Road Closure and Rock Stabilisation Works Zone Map
(Please note affected areas)

Thank you for your assistance as we work to keep our port a safe place.

If you have any questions, please contact our Health and Safety team:
Phone (06) 833 4317 or Email