Wellington’s newest walking and cycling paths at Cobham Drive were officially opened today, as part of the off-road Tahitai cycling route which will enable more people to walk and cycle between Wellington’s central city and its eastern suburbs.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will shortly begin work to improve safety and provide more reliable journeys for people using and working on State Highway 1 (SH1) by permanently closing the southbound passing lane, south of Te Horo.
The Let’s Get Wellington Moving funding partners have outlined a plan to progress early wins to improve Wellington’s walking and cycling options, and enable faster, more reliable bus services within three years.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising people that the intersection of Ōtaki Gorge Road and State Highway 1 (SH1) will be closed for approximately three months from Sunday 28 February for essential construction work on the Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway (PP2Ō).
Fridays are the quietest weekday morning on Wellington’s transport network, the busiest time to drive into the city is just after 7am on a Tuesday, and traffic volumes are back to pre-Covid levels despite more people working from home, according to a Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency analysis.
Work will begin this Friday, 12 February, on a major upgrade of the State Highway 58 (SH58) interchange at Pāuatahanui to allow for more traffic and better flow between SH58 and the new Transmission Gully motorway, scheduled to open in September this year.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has welcomed the decision by an Expert Consenting Panel to approve the Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-One (Ngauranga to Petone) section of Te Ara Tupua - the shared path connecting Wellington and Lower Hutt.