Road Closures & Road Conditions

Gore District Road Closures

MVM disruptions to traffic

The Council’s roading team advises there will be disruptions to traffic flow in the following streets, starting the week of Tuesday 24 October:

  • Oldham Street, between River Street and Gorton Street
  • Gorton Street, between Stratford Street and Hyde Street
  • River Street (southern heavy traffic bypass) between Stratford Street and Hyde Street.

The disruptions are due to trenching work being carried out by contractors for Mataura Valley Milk to install a water pipeline and fibre duct. The work is expected to take about three weeks. 

Infrastructure route map [PDF, 3.8 MB]


Irwell Street - Gore

Irwell Street will be closed between Fairfield  and Ardwick streets on 5 November from 7.00am to 5.00pm for the 2017 Southland Rhododendron Festival.


 SH94 Hokonui Drive - Gore

The 2017 SBS Tour of Southland cycle race will be coming through Gore on Friday 3 November. This means State Highway 94 Hokonui Drive, between Preston and Traford streets, will be closed from 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Detours will be in place via Traford, Fairfield, Preston streets or Avon, Ordsal, Traford streets. Any person can object to the proposed closure in writing, before 29 September. Please send it to NZ Transport Agency, Level 2, AA Centre, 450 Moray Place, P O Box 5245, Dunedin 9058. 

Tour of Southland road closure public notice [PDF, 484 KB]


Main Street / Hokonui Drive - Gore

Motoring Mad street cruise

The Council’s roading team advises the following streets will be closed on Friday 17 November, from 8.00pm to 10.00pm, for the Motoring Mad nostalgic street cruise:

  • Main Street (SH1) – from the Mersey Street roundabout to Medway Street,
  • Hokonui Drive (SH94) – from Medway Street to Traford Street,
  • Traford Street – from Hokonui Drive to Ordsal Street,
  • Ordsal Street – from Traford Street to Medway Street, and
  • Medway Street – from Main Street to Brennan Lane.

Street closures will be signposted and a detour will be in place via the Gore heavy traffic bypass.

Detour map [JPG, 1.8 MB]


MacGibbon Road - Gore

MacGibbon Road is closed, between the intersection with Mountain Road and State Highway 1, starting Wednesday 28 June. This is to allow contractors lay utilities infrastructure from the Mataura Valley Milk plant, at McNab just north east of Gore, into the town. 

River Street - Gore

River Street will be closed between Bury Street and Blue Sky Meats from 22 to 24 August. It will reopen for one week, then close again on 1 September. It is expected to reopen sometime in December. The closures are to allow contractors to lay utilities infrastructure from the Mataura Valley Milk plant. 

Whenever possible we will list upcoming road closures. Unless otherwise stated please contact our Transport Manager Peter Standring, phone 209 0330, for more information if required.


Gore District Road Conditions

All roads in the Gore District are open.

For updates on local roads check out our Facebook page

For updates on state highways in the South Island go to the New Zealand Transport Agency website.

For road condition updates throughout New Zealand, check out the Facebook page Road LERT Info.

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 F: 03 209 0357 E: info@goredc.govt.nz