Kāpiti Road improvements
Shared pathway completion
Kāpiti Road improvements completed
The final stretch of work to compete the shared pathway between Brett Ambler Way and Arawhata Road on Kāpiti Road was completed in February 2020.
The shared pathway project began back in 2016/2017 when we completed the first stage of the upgrade of Kāpiti Road from Arawhata Road to Ngahina Street.
This project has been a joint venture with Council’s Stride ‘n’ Ride initiative.
Our 2019/early 2020 work included widening the pathway, relocating transformer boxes and a power pole, a batter slope in the swamp area and the installation of the shared pathway.
- Indented the bus stop (west of Arawhata Road) to improve traffic flows and safety
- Undertook minor road widening work to create an extra lane to tie in with the earlier Expressway work.
Planting along the edge of the shared path will be carried out in June 2020.
Kāpiti Road improvements completed to the benefit of all
The opening of the shared pathway on the south side of Kāpiti Road marks the completion of several years’ work to improve pedestrian, motorist and cyclist safety along Kāpiti Road.
Councillor Bernie Randall says it’s now easier and safer for everyone to get from the beach to the town centre.
“The most recent set of improvements to Kāpiti Road started back with the Expressway work. NZTA did a great job with that, but then there was an obvious disconnect between the new improved paths and road and the existing footpaths.”
Over the past few years we’ve worked with NZTA and Electra to greatly improve Kāpiti Road.
Work has included putting the power underground, providing on-road cycle ways on both sides of the road, constructing a shared path on the south side, widening the road and indenting a bus stop to improve safety and traffic flows.
“We are so grateful to businesses and residents along the road and for the community for your patience as we carried out this work,” says Councillor Randall.
Motorists are advised to take care while getting used to the new road layout.
The photos below show some before and after shots of the Kāpiti Road shared path.