When the Peka Peka to Ōtaki (PP2Ō) section of the Kāpiti Expressway is completed, the approximately 12km-long section of what is currently State Highway 1 (SH1) from Te Kowhai Road in Peka Peka to Taylors Road just north of Ōtaki will no longer be required to function as a state highway. It will become a local road, with responsibility transferred from Waka Kotahi to Kāpiti Coast District Council.
The process of removing the existing State Highway classification is known as 'revocation'.
Waka Kotahi and Kāpiti Coast District Council are working in partnership to plan, design and deliver a fit-for-purpose local road that improves the district’s resilience and enhances connectivity for all travel modes.
It is important that local communities are part of the revocation process, and the project team is committed to early and ongoing engagement throughout the duration of the project.
The following benefits are expected to result from proposed changes along the road corridor:
- Positively contributing to and enhancing the Ōtaki and Te Horo business areas to suit the expected traffic volumes and movements
- Continuing to operate as an emergency bypass route to the Kāpiti Expressway
- Protect and enhance natural systems, local characters and amenity
- Facilitating the movement of people to local communities from the East to West and enhancing connectivity for all transport modes through and across the district by:
- Expanding walking and cycling connections and options
- Improving connections to and from rail and bus facilities; and
- Enhancing the safety for all users including intersection improvements and slower traffic speeds so that people using all modes and of all abilities can have improved access.