Work is well underway on the MacKays to Peka Peka section of Wellington’s Kapiti Expressway (M2PP). Following extensive community consultation and a design process which started 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 Paraparaumu and Waikanae, including a new bridge over the Waikanae River. The new route will take approximately four years to build and will improve safety, reduce congestion and provide more reliable journey times into and through the Kapiti Coast.
Mackays to Peka Peka is part of the Wellington Northern Corridor, which is made up of a series of roads that are being significantly improved over the next 10 years:
- Wellington City Airport to the Mt Victoria Tunnel
- Tunnel to Tunnel Improvements
- Ngauranga to Aotea Quay
- Linden to MacKays (Transmission Gully), and
- Peka Peka to Otaki and Otaki to Levin (the other two sections of the Kapiti Expressway).
Click on the green circles for more details on the interchange.