Breakwater Road Closure: Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 August

Please be aware that Napier City Council is undertaking rock stabilisation works on Bluff Hill 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 (see map below).

Traffic Management Plan
Please note that local detours will be in place for Heavy and Light Vehicles, and VMS boards are already in place (see map below).

Heavy Vehicles requiring access to the Napier Port Eastern Gate will have controlled access via the Marine Parade/Coote Road closure point.

These vehicles will need to access this point via the following NZTA-designated alternative routes:

  • State Highway 2 Expressway to State Highway 50 (Prebensen Drive) to State Highway 51 (Hyderabad Rd-Georges Drive-Ellison St) to Marine Parade to Port Eastern Gate.


  • State Highway 2 Expressway at Meeanee Rd Overbridge Off Ramp to Meeanee Road to Awatoto Road to Marine Parade to Port Eastern Gate.

NZTA has distributed an official memo to HPMV and Overweight Permit Holders with the above information, which is available to view here.

Important Note: Any detour routes over Bluff Hill are suitable for Light Vehicles Only.

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 any further information about the road closure as and when we receive updates from Napier City Council.

NCC Traffic Management Plan – Please note affected areas

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

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