We regularly carry out maintenance works to keep our roads around the district in tip-top shape.
Well-maintained roads are an important part of keeping people safe. While we aim to do this work with as little disruption as possible, we know roadworks can be inconvenient and frustrating. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we do this important work.
Local roads can be resurfaced with chipseal or asphalt, and while we do this work we put traffic management plans in place to make sure there's as little disruption as possible to road users.
Please drive carefully through work sites and stick to the temporary speed limits.
NOTE: Roadworks are dependent on weather and other factors. If bad weather strikes, work will be postponed to the next suitable day or night.
The road has been closed at MacKay’s Crossing and the bottom of Maungakotukutuku Road, so there is no through access between Emerald Glen Road and Valley Road due to the high possibility of a slip occurring.
Safety is clearly our primary concern here. Once we have carried out further assessment, we will have a clearer picture of how much material we need to remove and how long the road closure may be.
September - November
POPLAR AVENUE SHARED PATH IMPROVEMENTS
When: Underway. These improvements are expected to be completed this month.
What: The footpath on the north side of Poplar Avenue between Matai Road and Glen Road has been
upgraded to provide a safe and consistent shared pathway for people travelling to and between the Raumati South Village, the Mackays to Peka Peka Shared Pathway and the Te Awa o Whareroa Cycleway in Queen Elizabeth Park. We’ve got one final piece of work to do to establish a fence in the area between 49 Poplar Avenue and Clunie Avenue. Contractors may need to cordon off a section of the path to enable them to construct the fence safely.
POPLAR AVENUE/LEINSTER AVENUE RIGHT TURN BAY
When: Underway. These improvements are expected to by late November.
What: We’re establishing a right-turn bay on Poplar Avenue for traffic turning into Leinster Avenue from the east. Pram ramps and a pedestrian island will also be installed on Leinster Avenue to enable people to cross the road safely and connect with the southern-end of the Mackays to Peka Peka Cycleway, Walkway and Bridleway.
The work involves removing power powers and shifting the kerb line on the south side of Poplar Ave to create space for the right turn bay. Traffic management will be in place to enable the work to be carried out safely.
WAITOHU VALLEY ROAD WIDENING
When: Underway. Expected completion in September but weather dependent.
What: Work to widen Waitohu Valley Road to address safety concerns raised by residents through the 2016/17 Annual Plan process are underway. Approximately 50 percent of the road widening has been completed and sealed, with another 10% nearing completion. Work to complete the balance is progressing as weather allows. There will be some disruption while contractors work to widen the road but this will be kept to a minimum and traffic management will be in place at all times.
RAUMATI ROAD/RATA ROAD MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS
What: Now that Expressway construction traffic is off Raumati Road, we need to do some work to repair the road surface between Rimu and Rata Roads. We've carried out some works to repair this section, and we'll need to come back in July to finish off a small section near Rata Road.
How it will affect you: Stop/go will be in place to make sure our team can carry out the works safely. Please allow a little more time for your journey and take care in the area.
RAUMATI ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, INC ROUNDABOUT, WEKA ROAD TRIANGLE AND MATAI ROAD
We're also carrying out a range of improvements down Raumati Road to align with Kapiti College's changes.