The 18 km four-lane Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway is expected to deliver significant benefits and opportunities for our district.
With the opening of the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway, the first section of the Wellington Northern Corridor road of national significance, the Kāpiti district has a much needed second north-south connection.
Reduced travel times from the north and the south will make Kāpiti a more desirable place to live and bolster our economy through population growth, visitor attraction and business development.
The Expressway will change how people move around our district. Traffic patterns and volumes are expected to change as people get used to getting on and off the Expressway.
People living and working locally will be able to use the Expressway or continue to use the existing State Highway 1 to travel between the town centres and around the district.
If you are planning to use the Expressway to travel north or south it is important that you familiarise yourself with the NZ Transport Agency’s information on how to use the Expressway interchanges.
Also, view the Transport Agency’s latest community update on the Expressway for work planned through to mid-June 2017.
The Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway includes a 16 kilometre shared cycleway and walkway, with bridleway sections, running alongside the 18 kilometre Expressway. Together with our local roads and network of cycleways, walkways and bridleways, this will enhance connections to and from our town centres and across the district.
Within two years of the Mackays to Peka Peka section of the Kāpiti Expressway opening, the NZ Transport Agency will hand over responsibility for SH1 to the Kāpiti Coast District Council and it will become a fit-for-purpose local road.
The process of making the current SH1 a local road is a formal process known as “revocation” (pursuant to section 103 of the Land Transport Management Act 2003).
Six agreements between the NZ Transport Agency and Council in relation to the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway were agreed.