The 18 km four-lane Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway is a welcome addition to the Kāpiti Coast.
It provides a much needed second north-south connection which improves our district's resilience to weather events and traffic accidents and enhances connections on the Kāpiti Coast.
There are two full interchanges at Kāpiti Road and Te Moana Road and two partial interchanges at Poplar Avenue and Peka Peka providing key connections to the north and south.
For mor information about the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway visit www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/wellington-northern-corridor.mackays-to-peka-peka/
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 recreational corridor enhances 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.