Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is asking for public feedback on key parts of a reshaped main route through the Kāpiti Coast.
As construction of the Peka Peka to Ōtaki (PP2Ō) Expressway continues, Waka Kotahi is preparing for when the expressway opens and the current section of State Highway 1 becomes a local road. This process, known as revocation, will eventually transfer responsibility for the old state highway to the Kāpiti Coast District Council.
Community feedback is sought on the preferred preliminary designs for the PP2Ō revocation(external link) work between Peka Peka and north of Ōtaki (Taylors Road), following initial public engagement in 2019.
“The work we are doing now will prepare the road so it meets the needs of the community and reflects how it will be used in future,” says Emma Speight, Waka Kotahi Director of Regional Relationships.
“We’ve already heard that safe roads, good access and designing for cycling and walking are important, and that’s reflected in our initial designs.”
Planning the revocation work and community engagement is being done in partnership with Kāpiti Coast District Council (KCDC).
“We’re taking this opportunity to share with our community designs for several key pieces of our town centre improvements,” says Sean Mallon, KCDC Group Manager Infrastructure Services.
Waka Kotahi is also seeking feedback on safer speed limits for the Mackays to Peka Peka revocation(external link) sections (between Ihakara Street and Peka Peka), the PP2Ō revocation sections (between Peka Peka and Taylors Road north of Ōtaki), and for some sections of local roads that have been reconfigured due to PP2Ō Expressway construction.
“It won’t be long before these sections of road become key local routes for Kāpiti residents, and more suited for local journeys. It’s really important to us that we hear from the community about what feels appropriate,” says Emma Speight.
Public engagement will run from Monday 12 April until 5pm Friday 7 May.
From that date, online feedback can be provided at www.nzta.govt.nz/sh1-kapiti-improvements(external link)
Write: PP2Ō Revocation, Waka Kotahi, PO Box 5084, Wellington 6145
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