Western Link Road
The Council has for many years been working towards the construction of the Western Link Road, a two lane local road running from Raumati South to north of Waikanae. All legal consents have been obtained, design is well advanced and construction was proposed to start in mid to late 2010.
In December 2009 the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) decided that they wished to use the alignment of the Western Link Road for the proposed Sandhills Expressway, a four lane motorway standard road, part of the governments Wellington to Levin Road of National Significance (as signalled).
The Western Link Road is on hold as a result of this decision.
The Kāpiti Coast District Council is working with NZTA with the objective of securing appropriate quality of design and mitigation of effects from the Expressway. View more information about that process here.
Further information on the Expressway can be found on the NZTA web site at www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/kapiti-project.
For historic information and reference purposes information relating to the Western Link is set out below and also on the project web site at http://www.westernlink.co.nz/.