Road safety improvements – Devon/South roads

We are improving road safety at three sites in the west of New Plymouth city.

Two projects, between Bayly and Pioneer roads on Devon Street West/South Road, will result in greater safety for schoolchildren, drivers, walkers and cyclists. A third project will make it easier for ambulances to exit Lorna Street onto Devon Street West.

Work on the Lorna/Devon intersection and between Bayly Road and Belair Avenue is underway now and will take between four and seven weeks to finish. The Spotswood project will start overnight on Wednesday 22 May, then shift to daytime hours from Thursday 23 May until the end of June.

Work will take place between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Saturday, under shoulder closures or contraflow traffic controls, meaning traffic will continue to flow in both directions with minimal delays. Where possible, crews may also complete some of the work at night under stop/go traffic controls, also with minimal delays.

Please drive to the conditions and follow all temporary signage for the safety of road users and our crews.

Please note: Pedestrian and vehicle access to the Blagdon shops will be maintained during the construction period, although on-street car parking in front of the shops will be unavailable during some stages. (Car parking will be still be available behind the shops.)

Road closures

To ensure that work crews can work as safely and efficiently as possible, access onto Devon Street West from these roads will be closed as follows.

Devon St West (SH45) between Belair Avenue and Bayly Road

Night works are now complete at this site and crews have resumed working during the day under contraflow (two-lane) traffic controls.

  • Access from the Moturoa leg of South Road onto SH45 will be closed from 13 May to 8 June.
  • Access from Blagdon Road to SH45 will be closed from 13 May to 8 June.
Lorna/Devon intersection
  • Access to Devon Street West from Lorna Street will be closed from Monday 13 May to Thursday 27 June. 
  • Parking along Doone Street will be restricting during this time for the safety of road users - additional parking is available at Lynmouth Park.


The closures and reopenings will depend on the weather. Please follow detour signs to alternative routes.

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