About the project
The Transport Agency is investigating options for improving connections to and from the Kāpiti Expressway in the area between Peka Peka and Ōtaki River.
We are working with representatives from well-established stakeholder groups to identify options. The stakeholder groups include Kāpiti Coast District Council, iwi, community liaison boards and other community groups.
We have identified options and sought feedback from local communities at two information days in October 2017.
Once a preferred option is identified a Single Stage Business Case (SSBC) will identify the best form of increased connectivity and provide a case for the preferred option.
The Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway opened to traffic in February 2017.
Local access to and from the new Expressway is via two full interchanges at Kāpiti Road, and Te Moana Road, plus northbound and southbound ramps at the northern and southern tie-ins to the existing SH1. The partial interchanges are south-facing ramps at Poplar Avenue, and north-facing ramps only at Peka Peka, where provision was made for south-facing ramps in the future.
After the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway opened, we monitored traffic flows across the network. Some issues with safety and traffic movements around the Peka Peka interchange area were identified and we are now investigating these in collaboration with our stakeholders.
Providing connections for movements in all directions at the current Peka Peka interchange (by adding south-facing ramps) could be a simple, pragmatic solution. However as part of our investigations, we will identify and assess a range of options, such as enhanced connectivity at Te Horo.