Kāpiti Road improvements
Shared pathway completion
In 2017 we completed the first stage of the upgrade of Kāpiti Road from Arawhata Road to Ngahina Street. This was a joint venture with Council’s Stride ‘n’ Ride initiative.
In July 2019 we’ll start work to finish the shared pathway on the south side of Kāpiti Road between Brett Ambler Way and Arawhata Road. Work will take about six months to complete.
The work will include widening the pathway, relocating transformer boxes and a power pole, retaining walls in the swamp area and the installation of the shared pathway.
Hours of work will generally be 7am and 5pm weekdays and some Saturdays. There will be limited disruption to traffic as the majority of the works will be off the road. Footpath users will be redirected to the north side of Kāpiti Road.
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These photos below show the results of the first stage of Kāpiti Road shared path work.
The improvement work on Kāpiti Road recognises the importance of providing safer pedestrian and cycle access to the centre of the town.
Work during the first stage included putting power underground on both sides of the road, installing a 2.5 wide metre shared pathway along the south-side of Kāpiti Road and on-road cycleways on both sides of the road.
Why was this work important?
With traffic volumes in excess of 25,000 vehicles a day, Kāpiti Road is the busiest in the district. Work is currently underway to help improve safety and the journey for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.
Kāpiti Road was widened as part of the Expressway project near the on-and-off-ramps. Traffic signals will control traffic where these ramps join Kāpiti Road.
We wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to do the town centre project improvements to provide safer pedestrian and cyclist access to and from the centre of town.