Raumati Road improvements 2017

Raumati Road is one of the busiest roads in the district and connects traffic from Paraparaumu Town Centre and State Highway 1 to the Raumati Beach area. We’ve carried out a range of improvements in this area to respond to growing traffic volumes, to make it easier and safer for people to move through this area and to better serve the needs of all Raumati Road users. The majority of these improvements are now complete, with a few finishing touches and final small pieces of work to finish off. Here's a summary of what the works included.

Matai Road T-junction improvement works

The improvements we made here include:

  • construction of a left-turning lane into Matai Road (to slow both turning traffic, making it safer for pedestrians at that junction and vehicles going straight ahead)
  • a flush median added to Raumati Road (where cars can wait until the eastbound lane is clear)
  • addition of a right-turning bay into Matai Road
  • improvements to the pedestrian refuge on Matai Road
  • re-alignment of the footpath on Raumati Road
  • continuing the shared path for pedestrians and cyclists on the north side of Raumati Road which will extend from the Expressway to Raumati Beach village.

Raumati Road roundabout

The improvements we've made here include:

  • building a roundabout at the Hillcrest Road/Goldsborough Avenue intersection with Raumati Road to improve traffic flow and safety
  • installing pedestrian refuges at each arm of the roundabout
  • re-aligning Goldsborough Avenue
  • improving the footpaths
  • building a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists on the north side of Raumati Road which will extend from the Expressway to Raumati Beach village.

Weka Road triangle

The improvements we've made here include:

  • moving the pedestrian crossing on Raumati Road by the corner of Weka Road further towards the Weka Road triangle
  • widening the footpath and extending the no-stopping lines on Weka Road (so there is more space for traffic and parking manoeuvres)
  • adding two new footpaths
  • permanently closing the part of Raumati Road which forks off to form the Weka Road triangle
  • reconfiguring parking spaces on Raumati Road by Raumati Beach School
  • continuing the shared path for pedestrians and cyclists (up to the newly-placed pedestrian crossing).

Consultation & collaboration

The works were decided on after community consultation to identify areas on Raumati Road that needed improvement. Opus International also conducted a study to help inform a long-term Raumati Road Corridor Strategy and a forward programme of transport improvements in October 2015. In addition, Council worked with Kapiti College on its changes to the road. 

You can find out about the public consultation and key findings and read the full report on the Raumati Road Review Project page.

For more information about our Raumati Road improvements email: or phone 04 296 4631