Positives as far as the eye can see
In December 2009 the Transport Minister announced a $2 billion upgrade of SH1 from Wellington to Levin, effectively securing an overland link into Wellington. When complete, Transmission Gully and the Kapiti Expressway will dramatically cut travel time to the Kapiti Coast.
Add to that a $5 million upgrade to the Kapiti Coast Airport, a $95 million upgrade of the Kapiti Coast Rail service and Air New Zealand’s regular flight service to Auckland and Christchurch – suddenly Kapiti Coast is a very real option for Wellington business.
The motorway design and consenting process has for Transmission Gully, a long-awaited 27km stretch of highway from Linden (near Porirua) to MacKay’s Crossing (just south of Paraparaumu) has been completed. Construction commenced in 2014. Once complete, the new highway will significantly reduce travel time. Find out more information here.
Kapiti Expressway (MacKay’s Crossing to Peka Peka)
The new Kapiti Expressway route will run from MacKay’s Crossing to Peka Peka, directly past Kapiti Landing. The expressway feeds directly into Transmission Gully securing road access to and from Wellington. The expressway construction is well underway with completion expected in 2017. Find out more information here.
Direct Access to Kapiti Landing
The New Kapiti Expressway interchange is less than 200 metres from the boundary of Kapiti Landing ensuring fast and easy access for traffic from all directions.
Kapiti Coast Airport
Kapiti Coast Airport recently received an extensive $5 million upgrade, with Air New Zealand now operating a regular service between Kapiti and Auckland and Christchurch.
Metlink Services operate 7 days a week from Wellington to the Kapiti Coast. Currently the service runs every 20 mins in peak weekday periods. Transrail recently completed a $95m upgrade to the Kapiti Coast Rail service and railway station.