About the project
The Transport Agency investigated options for improving connections to and from the Kāpiti Expressway in the area between Peka Peka and Ōtaki River.
As part of these investigations, we worked 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 also identified options and sought feedback from local communities at two information days in October 2017.
Once a preferred option was identified, a Single Stage Business Case (SSBC) was developed.
On Thursday 24 January 2019, after an internal review of the Peka Peka Interchange Business Case, we announced our decision not to proceed with a full interchange at Peka Peka.
This decision was made following a review of the project, which found that it does not strongly align with the priorities in the Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport. The GPS commits to four clear priorities: a safer transport network free of death and injury, accessible and affordable transport, reduced emissions and value for money.
It was also recognised that the Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway (PP2Ō) will address some of the issues that the community and stakeholders had identified during our investigative work.
Single Stage Business Case (SSBC) [PDF, 4.4 MB]
Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport(external link)
Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway (PP2Ō)
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.
Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway (M2PP)