Project introduction

Following the opening of the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway in 2017, works have been carried out to make that section of old State Highway 1 fit-for-purpose as a local road. The next step is to transfer ownership of the road from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to Kāpiti Coast District Council.

  • Project type

    Road management
  • Project status

    Construction

Project updates

Purpose

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and the Kāpiti Coast District Council are working together to change the status of the main road that runs through Raumati, Paraparaumu and Waikanae – a 13.5km stretch between Poplar Avenue and Peka Peka Link Road – from a state highway to a local road. This is required because the Mackays to Peka Peka (M2PP) section of the Kāpiti Expressway now functions as State Highway 1 (SH1) in the area.

A range of works have been undertaken to enable the M2PP section of SH1 to be fit-for-purpose as a local road. This includes road resurfacing and line marking; installing new traffic lights, traffic islands, crossings and pedestrian refuges; planting and landscaping; concreting kerbs and footpaths; and signage upgrades.

These works ensure the local road:

  • is safer and more accessible for all transport modes
  • remains a viable alternative route if the expressway is closed
  • better connects communities and key regional areas.

With the works now completed, the next step is to transfer ownership and responsibility for this road to the council – a process called ‘revocation’.

Renaming SH1 (Mackays to Peka Peka)

If you want to find out more about the renaming of this section of old SH1, visit the Renaming SH1 page on the Kāpiti Coast District Council website.

Renaming SH1(external link)