Works begin for pedestrian safety improvements around Kāpiti

Kāpiti Coast District Council has started its next round of pedestrian safety works around the District, with work already underway at Robertson Road in Paekākāriki where the footpath and pedestrian ramp are being upgraded.

Tasman Street in Ōtaki,  as well as sites near Paraparaumu College, Makarini Reserve and Pohutukawa Park, are also due for improvements over the next two months.

The works include kerb realignments, footpath extensions and new pedestrian ramps to make crossing points safer for all types of footpath users. A raised pedestrian crossing, designed to slow traffic, will be installed at Pohutukawa Park.

Residents close to works areas will be hearing from Higgins, Council’s contractor for these improvements, before each piece of work starts. There will be speed limit changes and shoulder closures during the two-month work period and road users will be guided by traffic management through these areas. Works are planned to finish at the end of June.