Work to prepare the site for construction has begun on the MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway (M2PP) on Wellington’s Kapiti Coast. Following extensive community consultation during a design process which commenced in 2010, M2PP gained resource consent from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in early 2013.
The $630-million project will deliver approximately 18km of four-lane expressway through the areas of Paraparaumu and Waikanae, including a new bridge over the Waikanae River. The new route will take approximately four years to complete and will improve safety, reduce congestion and provide more reliable journey times in and through Kapiti.
- Roads of national significance (PDF, 641KB)
- Project map (PDF, 907KB)
- Background (PDF, 1.30MB)
- Archaeological investigations in New Zealand (PDF, 2.67MB)
- The Expressway and archaeology (PDF, 1.34MB)
- What we’ve found (PDF, 3.76MB)
- Today’s open day activities (PDF, 2.59MB)
- Construction staging (PDF, 1.61MB)
- Archaeology of the Kāpiti Coast (PDF, 1.05MB)
Click on the green circles for more details on the interchange.