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Submissions close this week for Peka Peka to Otaki Expressway

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There is still time left to make a submission on the proposals for the Peka Peka to Otaki Expressway.

The six-week consultation began on Monday 7 February and ends on Friday 18 March 2011. The purpose of this consultation is to gain feedback on the form, function, and location of interchanges and connections.

As well as presentations and meetings with stakeholder groups and local residents, open days in Otaki and Te Horo gave people the opportunity to view the maps and plans, and to ask the project team questions about the proposals and project. Approximately 270 people attended the open day at Otaki and the Te Horo open day attracted nearly 200 people.

NZTA Central Regional Director Jenny Chetwynd said consultation is a vital step in the process and provides the opportunity for the community to give their feedback on the expressway proposals for the expressway.

“The views of the community are very important in helping us to develop a final proposal for the route, and we encourage people to take this opportunity to give us their feedback before submissions close.”

Consultation brochures and comments forms were sent to every Kapiti household in February and are still available at libraries and council offices around the district. The brochure is also available on the project website www.nzta.govt.nz/pp2oproject(external link).

The 13km Peka Peka to Otaki Expressway route runs from Peka Peka Road in the south to Taylors Road just north of Otaki. The route has been identified as one of eight sections in the Wellington Northern Corridor (Wellington Airport to Levin) road of national significance requiring improvement to ease congestion and improve travel time reliability for local road users and the national travelling public.

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