Works to improve pedestrian and cyclist access to Paraparaumu town centre on track
Improvement works on Kāpiti Road to deliver safer pedestrian and cyclist access to and from the Paraparaumu town centre are continuing.
The work involves undergrounding power and creating a 2.5 metre shared path on the south side of Kāpiti Road between Arawhata Road and Ngahina Street.
On-road cycleways will also be created on both sides of Kāpiti Road along the same stretch.
Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon says despite losing some time at the start of the project due to bad weather the Council is still on track to complete this work in December.
“Contractors have been working along the north side of Kāpiti Road between Arawhata Road and Warrimoo Street to dig trenches and lay ducting for electricity cables and will continue on up to Moana Road over the next few weeks.”
To allow work to progress safely the bus stop on the north side of Kāpiti Road outside number 36 will be temporarily relocated to outside number 32 Kāpiti Road from Sunday 2 October.
The Council also needs to dig trenches across Kāpiti Road in two sections outside numbers 68 and 70 Kāpiti Road and outside numbers 36 and 40 Kāpiti Road to enable work to progress.
Mr Mallon says this work will take place in the first week of October.
“There will be some disruption while these works are carried out but we aim to keep this to a minimum. Our team will work at night and traffic management measures including stop/go controls will be in place from 7pm until 6am,” he says.
“The bigger picture is that once this work is complete pedestrians and cyclists will benefit from safer access to and from the Paraparaumu town centre.
“Once this work is complete we will look at options for improved pedestrian and cyclist access to the beach end of Kāpiti Road.”
For more information visit www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/kapiti-road-improvements