Roads & Footpaths

The Manawatu District Council has a road network that spans 1,369 kilometres. This network includes 980 kilometres of sealed roads and 380 bridges

The roading team is responsible for the maintenance of the following Council owned assets:

  • Bridges and culverts
  • Pedestrian crossings (with the exception of state highways)
  • Kerb and channel (urban) and roadside drains (rural, with the exception of Horizon drains)
  • Footpaths
  • Traffic islands
  • Road marking
  • Road pavement and surfacing
  • Roadside vegetation (rural only)
  • Safety barriers and sight rails
  • Retaining walls and other structures
  • Street lights
  • Road signs

An effective roading network is essential for the economic and social wellbeing of the community.

  • Corridor Access Requests

    Corridor Access Requests (CAR’s) are required for any work or activity (including events) that are being conducted within the Road Corridor.
  • Current Road Status

    View the status of any affected roads in the Manawatu District.
  • Fault Reporting & Road Safety

    If you have experienced a fault in our roading network, we need to know about it. Our main goal is to ensure that our networks are safe to travel on at all times.
  • High Productivity & 50MAX Permits

    High Productivity Motor Vehicles (HPMV) including 50MAX are trucks that are able to operate above the current 44 tonne weight limit under permit.
  • No Spray Zone

    As part of the Road Maintenance Contract, all rural grass verges are sprayed to help control the spread of noxious weeds and other plants.
  • Overweight & Overdimension Permits

    To protect the District’s road network, there are strict controls placed on the overall weight and axle loads of vehicles.
  • State Highways

    We have State Highways in our district that NZTA have the responsibility of maintaining and not MDC.
  • Stock Crossings & Underpasses

    A stock underpass or Dairy Livestock Crossing Permit may be required if you are regularly crossing stock over a road within the Manawatu Network.
  • Vehicle Crossings

    A Vehicle Crossing provides you with access to your property from the road. It will often pass over the footpath and therefore needs to be constructed to certain standards.