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Roading information

Information on bus stops, tar sealing and chip sealing, obstructions, overdimension loads, overweight permits, private roads, road markings, sealing, sumps, sweeping and unsealed road grading

Bleeding tar/shiny roads
Bleeding and melting tar is due to excessive heat during hot summer periods. Generally a fine chip is placed on the bleeding to alleviate the problem. To report any bleeding tar or shiny road, please telephone the Kāpiti Coast District Council Call Centre: telephone: 04 296 4700 or Toll free: 0800 486 486.


Bus stops

Kāpiti Coast District Council will arrange for the yellow road markings of bus stops.  Everything else relating to bus stops, signs, timetables, shelters etc. is the responsibility of Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC).


Mirrors
Kāpiti Coast District Council’s position is that road mirrors are not normally recommended as they can be:

  • misleading at night when reflecting headlights;
  • damaged by vandals or by accident;
  • affected by glare from sunlight, low sun angles, and rain;
  • sometimes obscured by condensation and dirt;
  • confusing for non-local motorists;
  • difficult to site satisfactorily;
  • misleading due to difficulties of judging speed and distance;
  • distracting, where a driver is concentrating on the mirror only and oblivious to their immediate surroundings such as pedestrians right next to them.

We would only use a mirror as a last resort after all other options to improve visibility have been discounted. These options include removal of vegetation, trimming of a bank, realignment or removal of a structure such as a fence, and relocation or realignment of a driveway/accessway/junction.

To request a mirror on the road, please telephone the Kāpiti Coast District Council Call Centre:
telephone: 04 296 4700 or toll free: 0800 486 486.

 

Private Roads
Please note that Kāpiti Coast District Council do not maintain private roads or private right of ways.

All Vehicle Crossings/Driveways run through Council Road Reserve (including some rights of way).  Driveways are constructed for property access and are the owner’s responsibility to maintain including any retaining structures and pipes running under them.


Markings

All requests for new or existing road markings, broken yellow lines or symbols on the road, please telephone the Kāpiti Coast District Council Call Centre: telephone: 04 296 4700 or Toll free: 0800 486 486.


Edge Marker Posts

An edge marker post is a white plastic post that is used in rural locations to delineate the road edge.

To report damaged or missing Edge Marker Posts, please contact the Kāpiti Coast District Council Call Centre: telehone: 04 296 4700 or Toll free: 0800 486 486.

Overdimension Loads  AND  Overweight Permits

Overweight permit application form

Sealing (loose chip sweeping)
To report any loose chipseal, please contact the Kāpiti Coast District Council Call Centre:
telephone: 04 296 4700 or Toll free: 0800 486 486.

Sumps
To report a missing  or damaged stormwater grate, please contact the Kāpiti Coast District Council Call Centre: telephone: 04 296 4700 or toll free: 0800 486 486.

Street sweeping                                                             
All residential streets are swept 4 times per year only. Some arterial streets are swept monthly.


Unsealed road grading

Unsealed roads in the district are graded up to 4 times per year.  Some roads require less grading.
Below is our list of unsealed roads in the district:

  • Maungakotukutuku Road
  • Waterfall Road
  • Mangaone North Road
  • Ōtaki Gorge Road
  • Waimanu Road
  • Wairongomai Road
  • Hinau Street