The Council maintains all roads within the Kāpiti Coast District, except for State Highway One. Other activities include the coordination of road safety, cycleways, walkways and community transport initiatives such as school travel planning.
Road Closure Status
For information on road closures on the Kāpiti Coast, go here.
Transmission Gully is a proposed four lane highway, a planned 27-kilometre link between MacKays Crossing and Linden (north of Tawa).
The main Transmission Gully road is the responsibility of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and more information can be found on their website at www.nzta.govt.nz
Kāpiti Coast District Council submission to NZTA
A copy of the submission on the Transmission Gully proposal is available for download or print below.
Code of Practice for Working on the Road
Contractors and service providers (drainlayers, plumbers, electricians, telecommunications contractors, etc) are required to comply with the Code of Practice when planning work requiring excavation or trenching of the road surface. A copy of the Code can be obtained from Standards New Zealand.
Please note: An applications fee of $240 per RON applies. The fee covers processing the RON request, Traffic Management Plan (TMP) and three inspections undertaken by council staff.
For further information please contact our Road Safety Co-ordinator.
Exceptions for the Kapiti Coast
Overweight vehicle permits
There are strict controls on the weight and axle loads of vehicles. This is to protect our road network. If your vehicle exceeds the limits because of the load you're carrying, or the vehicle's design, you need to apply for an overweight permit before you travel. A copy is available below for download.
Applications and queries regarding the overweight permit process should be directed to our Road Safety Co-ordinator.
Maintenance and Upgrades
The Council has an ongoing maintenance programme repairing pot-holes, replacing damaged signs, repainting road markings, resurfacing roads, sweeping gutters, cleaning sumps and maintaining streetlights. Please contact Council if you see any such problem needing repair.
Download or print a copy of the 2012/2013 road resealing sites from the link below:
Kāpiti Coast road resealing sites (PDF, 1 page, 42Kb)
There are three road upgrade programmes that have been in progress for a number of years:
- replacement of all old bitumen and chip-seal footpaths with longer-lasting concrete footpaths
- upgrade of streetlights to meet the Australia New Zealand Standard for streetlighting
- upgrade of streets so that all have kerb and channel and at least one concrete footpath.
The priority of street upgrades depends on a number of factors including traffic volume, proximity to school routes, tripping hazards on existing footpaths and future traffic volumes. Priorities are reviewed regularly by the Community Boards.
Parking and Speed Restrictions
View parking and speed restriction maps here