COVID-19 Alert Level 2 information

See information and updates relating to Council services during Alert Level 2 - many Council facilities are now open, including our offices and customer service centres.

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  • Top Valley Bridge is closed to heavy vehicles 3.5 tonne and over

    Top Valley Bridge, Northbank Road, is now closed to heavy vehicles 3.5 tonne and over due to a bridge abutment wash out.

  • Road to recovery - 13 October Update

    Another detailed update on the Marlborough Sounds recovery area is now available.

  • Road to recovery - 12 October Update

    A detailed update on the Marlborough Sounds recovery area is now available.

  • Road to recovery - 11 October Update

    On Wednesday 13 October, work to clear the slips and water tables on Torea Bay Road will begin.

  • Subsidised water transport from 11 October

    To support residents and visitors Marlborough District Council is subsidising water transport $25 per trip.

  • Road to Recovery - 7 October Update

    An update to the high-level programme of works released to residents in late September is planned for next week. This alert also contains updates for Kenepuru Road to Moetapu.

  • Marlborough’s Road to Recovery – 7 October Update

    Minister of Emergency Management Hon Kiri Allan was in Marlborough yesterday to see some of the recovery work underway along Queen Charlotte Drive and on the Wairau Plain.

  • Marlborough Roads Recovery Update – 6 October

    The 6 October Marlborough Roads Recovery Update is now out.

  • Marlborough’s Road to Recovery – 1 October Update

    It’s a long road to recovery in Marlborough but the Queen Charlotte Track has just reached the final distance marker.

  • Delays at Battys Road new roundabout construction

    Expect significant delays whilst major work is under taken 1st October to 19th October at the Battys Road roundabout construction.

  • Marlborough’s Road to Recovery – 28 September Update

    Marlborough Sounds’ residents now have more time to obtain ‘resident’ or ‘essential’ passes for the Kenepuru Road.

  • Road to recovery - 28 September update

    Resident Passes or Essential Passes will be required from Wednesday 29 September, from the checkpoint at the Linkwater turnoff for Moetapu Bay Road, Mahau Road and the Kenepuru Road.

  • Marlborough’s Road to Recovery – 24 September Update

    Marlborough Sounds’ residents affected by the damage to the Kenepuru Road today heard details of the recovery roadworks plan for their area.

  • Marlborough’s Road to Recovery – 17 September Update

    Public access, with some restrictions, along the length of Queen Charlotte Drive is just around the corner.

  • Road to recovery - 9 September update

    This update is valid until there is a change to road status or there is an unexpected disruption to the roading network.

  • ​Road to recovery - 6 September update

    Wet weather is forecast across Marlborough tomorrow, and motorists are urged to drive to the conditions.

  • Road to recovery - 3 September update

    Roading crews have been working on Awatere Valley Road, Kenepuru Road and Queen Charlotte Drive through Covid Levels 3 and 4, weather permitting.

  • Media Statement: Marlborough’s Road to Recovery – 3 September Update

    Safety must come first. That’s the message being delivered loud and clear from those working to re-connect rural and Marlborough Sounds’ communities still isolated after the July storm event.

  • ​Road to recovery - 1 September update

    Crews have been working in Awatere Valley, Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte through Covid Level 4, weather permitting.

  • A road to recovery like no other

    Never has Marlborough faced a roading recovery effort to the scale it does at present.

  • Road to recovery - 27 August update

    Critical roading repairs required as a result of the July storm in Marlborough have come to a halt in the Awatere Valley and Kenepuru Sound due to today’s heavy rain warning.

  • ​Road to recovery - 24 August update

    A few slips have occurred on Queen Charlotte Drive since the beginning of Level 4 lockdown. This is a reminder that the roading network in the recovery area is constantly changing.

  • ​Road to recovery - 23 August update

    The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has granted an exemption for roading work to continue during Covid lockdown.

  • ​Road to recovery - 20 August update

    Today's update contains information on work under Alert Level 4, Queen Charlotte Drive checkpoint, and Northbank Road status.

  • Road to recovery – 18 August update

    During the Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown, Marlborough Roads and Waka Kotahi NZTA are responding to emergencies only. During this time, resident movements should be limited to essential travel.

  • Road to recovery - 17 August update

    The Marlborough Roads Recovery Team has advised that the Bailey Bridge will open at 7.00 pm tonight in Waihopai Valley.

  • Road to recovery - 16 August update

    Information on barge service subsidies, road update and mayoral relief fund.

  • Road to recovery - 13 August update

    There are no significant changes to the roading situation today except for access times from Ngakuta Bay to Grove Arm Jetty this weekend – see below.

  • Road to recovery - 12 August update

    Since the storm the weekend of 17 July, Marlborough Roads have been responding to a massive challenge in difficult conditions.

  • Road to recovery - 11 August update

    Marlborough’s road to recovery will also include the underwriting of the barge services into the Kenepuru Sound, thanks to the Marlborough Mayoral Relief Fund.

  • Road to recovery - 10 August update

    Waihopai Valley Road residents past the Māori Ford Bridge got road access back via a temporary ford on Saturday, 20 days after Marlborough’s July storm.

  • Roading Update 9 August 2021

    The manned checkpoint has been moved back from Picton to Ngakuta Bay to the Grove Arm Jetty; Picton to Ngakuta Bay under traffic light system. Tuamarina Road has reopened, with caution being advised.

  • Update 8 August: Queen Charlotte Drive checkpoint

    The checkpoint at Ngakuta Bay has been moved back to Picton due to some small slips caused by current weather conditions. The road is still open.

  • Queen Charlotte Drive weekend access

    There are no time restrictions to resident access to Queen Charlotte Drive from the checkpoint at Ngakuta Bay over the weekend. Time restrictions will be back in place again on Monday.

  • Roading Update 6 August 2021

    Contractors continue to work on roads around the region. There are no further roads reopened since yesterday. The next update will be approximately 4.30 pm Monday.

  • Major water works - Scott St and Muller Rd intersection

    Major works are due to start on the Scott St / Muller Rd intersection.

  • Roading Update 5 August 2021

    From tonight, the manned checkpoint for the Queen Charlotte Drive will be located at Ngakuta Bay and be operational between Ngakuta Bay and the Grove Arm Jetty.

  • Roading Update 4 August 2021

    Contractors continue to work on damaged roads around the region. There are no changes to the open/closed roading status today. The next update twill be approximately 4.30 pm 5 August.

  • Roading Update 3 August 2021

    Parts of the Bailey bridge for Waihopai Valley have started to arrive on site. There are no changes to the open/closed roading status today. The next update twill be approximately 4.30 pm 4 August.

  • Roading Update 2 August 2021

    Medway Road is now open. The next update to this page will be approximately 4.30 pm Tuesday 3 August.

  • Roading Update 30 July 2021

    Neal Road open. Chaytors Road open to Botham's Bend Road; Botham's Bend Road to Ferry Road Bridge closed. Queen Charlotte Drive open to residents and convoy pass holders Sunday. Next update Monday.

  • Roading Update 4.30 pm 29 July 2021

    Wairau Bar Road east of the Ferry Bridge is now open – please drive with extreme caution. Jones Road in Grovetown has also reopened.

  • Muller Road services upgrade

    Investigation works are nearing completion and digging will start this coming Monday in Muller Road as part of a significant services upgrade in Blenheim.