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Project introduction

With the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway now complete, work is underway to remove the state highway status from the old SH1 and make it fit for purpose as a local road, with ownership and management being transferred from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to Kāpiti Coast District Council.

  • Project type

    Road management
  • Project status

    Construction

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Purpose

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and the Kāpiti Coast District Council are working together to change the status of the main road that runs through Raumati, Paraparaumu and Waikanae, from a state highway to a local road.

The Expressway that opened in February 2017 now functions as State Highway 1 and as a result, the 13.5km section between Poplar Avenue and Peka Peka Link Road will revert from a state highway to a local road.

Legislation requires Waka Kotahi to also transfer responsibility of the 13.5km section between Poplar Avenue and Peka Peka Link Road to the Kāpiti Coast District Council. Before this happens, Waka Kotahi must ensure the corridor is fit for purpose as a local road. This is known as the revocation process.

Before revocation, Waka Kotahi will carry out some works on the 13.5km section between Poplar Avenue and Peka Peka Link Road to:

  • strengthen the resilience of the Kāpiti Coast,
  • ensure the corridor:
    • is more accessible for all transport modes,
    • remains a viable alternative route if the Kāpiti Expressway is closed,
    • connects communities and key regional areas/facilities where people live, work, and recreate
    • creates safer journeys through the local network.

M2PP revocation zones

The work for Zones 8b to 10, north of Waikanae to Peka Peka, was completed in early 2019. Work on the remaining sections began in January 2020, starting with zones 1 and 2, Poplar Avenue to Ihakara Street. The work will then be delivered in stages to minimise disruption and enable efficient project delivery. Ahead of work starting on each section, letters will be sent to those directly affected to notify them of the likely start of works.

We appreciate your patience as works get underway. If you have any questions, contact the project team via email at M2PPrevocation@nzta.govt.nz

For more information about the renaming of SH1, visit the Kāpiti Coast District Council website(external link)

M2PP revocation mapView larger image [PDF, 319 KB]