Services

Raumati Road improvements 2017

Raumati Road is an important road which connects traffic from Paraparaumu Town Centre and State Highway 1 to the Raumati Beach area.

Works to address growing traffic volumes and make it easier and safer for people to move through this area started in January 2017. The three areas of focus include the Weka Road triangle, the Hillcrest Road/Goldsborough Avenue intersection and the Matai Road T-junction (details below).

We're carrying out these improvements to better serve the needs of all Raumati Road users. We know there’s a lot going on down here at the moment, and we’re advising people to take extra care when travelling through the worksites.

Hillcrest Road intersection

Weka Road triangle

Matai Road T-junction

Consultation & collaboration

Hillcrest Road/Goldsborough Avenue intersection

Work is underway to build the roundabout at the Raumati Road, Goldsborough Avenue and Hillcrest Road intersection, and we're aiming to have the works finished in August. The works include:

  • installation of raised pedestrian refuges at each arm of the roundabout
  • re-alignment of Goldsborough Avenue
  • footpath improvements
  • construction of a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists on the north side of Raumati Road which will extend from the Expressway to Raumati Beach village.

During late June and July, increased traffic management will be in place, including stop/go and a detour for large vehicles. 

In late June for two weeks, large trucks and double axle buses over 12 metres long travelling along Raumati Road will be diverted via Matai, Menin and Rosetta Roads to avoid the roundabout works.

While works are carried out, stop/go will be in place at the roundabout during work hours to make sure road users and our workers can carry out the work safely around live traffic. Stop/go will be put on hold at peak school times to help the traffic flow smoothly.

A range of complications and additional works have been incorporated into this works programme which means the works are taking longer than expected. We know our continued presence in the area is an inconvenience for Raumati residents, particularly around school times, and apologise for the delays and thank everyone for their patience. We encourage everyone to allow slightly longer for their journey through this area until works are complete.                         

 

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Weka Road triangle

Improvements to the Weka Road triangle started in early May 2017, including:

  • 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).

Both lanes of the road are open, but parts of the footpath are heavily coned off.

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Matai Road T-junction improvement works

Works to upgrade the Matai Road T-junction are expected to commence in June/July 2017, including:

  • 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, as the addition of a left-turning lane will make the straight-ahead lane narrower, therefore traffic should slow down)
  • 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.

 

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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:
raumaticorridor@kapiticoast.govt.nz

or phone 04 296 4631