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Thank you

Kāpiti Coast ExpressDay tile

We held a Kāpiti Coast ExpressDay on Saturday 18 February 2017 before the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway opened to traffic.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for ExpressDay!

What a great day out on the Kāpiti Coast for thousands.


Check out our photos (external link) of the day.

ExpressDay talks by five experts

Sound stage

ExpressDay visitors to the Te Moana Zone enjoyed a series of five talks in the Expert Talks tent. For those of you who missed out or would like to take time to see the presentations again, you can open them on this page.


Archaelogy - M2PP archaeologist, Mary OKeeffe

The story behind the historical finds in the Kāpiti landscape before the Expressway works started.

View the presentation [PDF, 6.4 MB]

Design – M2PP Alliance’s Design Manager, Doug Stirrat

Some design highlights of the Expressway’s construction and features to look out for along the new road.

View the presentation [PDF, 7.5 MB]

Infrastructure Innovation – Project Engineer, Helen Jones

Construction of some of the amazing bridge structures throughout the Expressway – from the footbridges to some of the heavy duty structures that head over Kāpiti’s local roads and rivers.

View the presentation [PDF, 4.6 MB]

Paving the Way – Pavements Manager, Jonathan Kibblewhite

The complex business of creating the road surface and building a road from the bottom up – from base course, to chip seal to the final fancy asphalt.

View the presentation [PDF, 2.8 MB]

Intelligent Transport Systems – NZ Transport Agency, Scott Yarrall

How the Transport Operations Centre in Johnsonville monitors and manages regional traffic flows with clever video technology.

View the presentation [PDF, 2.8 MB]