Road closures and restrictions
Cove Road, Mangawhai is CLOSED
There has been an accident on Cove Road and the road is currently closed. There is no estimate of how long the closure will remain in place. Diversions are in place from the intersection of Mangawhai Heads Road and Cove Road.Please avoid this area.
Update to Swamp Road Bridge 24 April 2017
Damage assessment is complete and the contract has been awarded. The proposed work will commence shortly and is due for completion by July 2017.
The Swamp Road Bridge remains closed however it is safe for pedestrians but no livestock or farm quads.
The Swamp Road bridge remains closed due to damage to the timber supports. The bridge goes over a railway line which is located 569 metres from Paparoa-Oakleigh Road and 2.4km from Golden Stairs Road. Traffic entering Swamp Road from the Paparoa-Oakleigh end can exit via Burke Road or turn around. A specialist bridge engineer is currently carrying out a full assessment and the complete closure (including pedestrians) will remain in place until Council is confident the bridge is structurally sound.
The areas shown below around the beach entrances at Glinks Gully and Baylys now have a 30km/h speed limit in place along Ripiro Beach
Remember that the beach is a legal road so follow the road rules; wear safety belts or helmets at all times, use your indicators, keep below the speed limit and never drink and drive. Driving on Ripiro Beach can be treacherous. It is suggested that those not familiar with driving on the beach seek further information.