Kāpiti Road improvements
Shared pathway completion
Shared pathway update December 2019
The final stretch of work to compete the shared pathway between Brett Ambler Way and Arawhata Road on Kāpiti Road has been delayed until the New Year.
Wet weather has meant we’ve had to postpone the asphalt surfacing, road marking and concrete pours needed to finish off the work. We’ll begin work again on Monday 6 January 2020. This work is weather dependent, so we’ll be allowing two weeks to get it all done.
Traffic cones and fencing will still be in place over the Christmas break and we ask you to please take extra care when traveling through the area.
The shared pathway project began back in 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 work has 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.
We’ve also taken the opportunity to do a few other improvements including:
- Indenting the bus stop (west of Arawhata Road) to improve traffic flows and safety
- Minor road widening work to create an extra lane to tie in with the earlier Expressway work.
There will be a new road layout to accommodate the extra lane on Kāpiti Road.
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 Paraparaumu town centre.