The Kapiti Expressway is taking shape

29 July 2016 / Kim Lusby
The Kapiti Expressway is taking shape - day by day the progress is noticeable.

The Kapiti Expressway is taking shape.  Day by day the progress is noticeable.  

The Wellington media shows snapshots of this from time to time, but those living “on the Coast” can see that the proposed opening before Christmas seems realistic.  

Many of those associated with Starfish - employees, associates and clients - live north of Paekakariki.  And those people are well aware of the bottleneck that has become normal between Whenua Tapu and Waikanae.  

The 60 km drive from Wellington to Waikanae can take two and a half hours on special Fridays - without any accident involved!  

The opening of the M2PP section in December will remove that bottleneck and enable smooth traffic flow in the area.  It will be welcomed!  The next stages will involve extending the M2PP section to north of Otaki, and the completion of Transmission Gully.  

This will make the exit from Wellington at (especially) holiday times so much less stressful.  

The photo shows progress on the largest land bridge over Te Moana Road in Waikanae.

From our very own Ian Taylor.

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