The NZ Transport Agency says some site clearance work is being undertaken over the next few weeks in Raumati and Waikanae as part of enabling (preparatory) works for the MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway.
Transport Agency Wellington highways manager Rod James says 16 houses that have been purchased for the project are to be removed in the Raumati and Waikanae areas from this week as part of initial site clearance and utilities work for the Expressway. These properties are located on Te Moana Road and Puriri Road in Waikanae and on Leinster Avenue in Raumati. Most houses are being relocated to their new owners.
The work is not expected to cause any major traffic disruption in the area, but the removal of some of the buildings will require traffic control, and the movement of some managed oversize loads as building are transported to other locations. The Transport Agency thanks the public for their patience in the event of any minor delays.
Following the removal of these houses work will begin on moving underground services. The work will also enable test piling and ground investigations that will help to refine the expressway design. Work on the Expressway is planned to start in the Poplar Ave area of Raumati later this year.
The MacKays to Peke Peka Expressway is one of a number of projects that make up the Wellington Northern Corridor (Levin to Wellington), one New Zealand’s seven Roads of National Significance introduced by the Government to move people and freight around the country more safely and efficiently.
For more information on the project, people can visit www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/mackays-to-peka-peka(external link), or contact a member of the M2PP Alliance team on 0508 M2PP INFO (0508 627746) or email firstname.lastname@example.org