Raumati Village roading improvements
Road improvements for Raumati Village are planned to improve safety, particularly around intersections and crossing points used to access schools and shops.
Approximately 2,300 children of all ages use the footpaths in the area each day and the improvements will make the area safer for them and all pedestrians.
This work is part of the Council’s programme of traffic improvements to make things safer for vulnerable users – in particular older and younger residents.
Over the past five years a strategic programme of work to upgrade safety in Raumati Road and in the Village, has been ongoing.
Safety improvements for 2020/2021 include installing raised tables to lower speed and improving crossing points for pedestrians near the Rosetta Road/Victor Road intersection and at the Matatua Road/Alexander Road intersection.
Further improvements are in the pipeline and we’ll be working towards securing funding from NZTA and Council for those. These projects involve some significant changes, so we’ll be engaging with the community as well to understand all the issues and make sure we address them, and will work to ensure minimal disruption to businesses.
The further work that’s subject to funding includes:
- A roundabout at Raumati Road, Matatua Road and Rosetta Road intersection (planned for 2021/2022) and improvements at the intersection of Raumati Road, Margaret Road.
- In 2022/23 we’ll be looking at the possibility of converting Margaret Road to one way once we can see how the changes at the intersection are working (subject to community feedback and funding).
Previous work already completed
Previous projects consulted on and completed in the Raumati Road and Village area include:
- A roundabout at the Hillcrest Road/Goldsborough Avenue intersection
- Safety improvements at the Matai Road intersection
- Safety and amenity improvements at the Weka Road triangle
- A shared path on the north side of Raumati Road between the Kāpiti Expressway and Weka Road
- Improvements to Raumati Road layout with improved turn bays and pedestrian crossing points
- A shared path on the eastern side of Margaret Road from the College entrance to the shops
- The installation of electronic school warning signs and electric vehicle chargers
- The lowering of speed limits to 30km/hr in the Raumati Village centre area
- A new footpath on the western side of Alexander Road from Tui Road south to the Village