Retaining wall upgraded for shared path improvements on Kāpiti Rd

Work continues to improve safety and accessibility on Kāpiti Road, our districts busiest road.

This week the Kāpiti Coast District Council will commence work to build a new retaining wall outside the old airport control tower.

Group Manager Infrastructure Services Sean Mallon says the work is part of a series of improvements the Council is making to ensure pedestrians and cyclists can move freely between Paraparaumu’s beach area and town centre.

“We’re building a new retaining wall to enable the widening of the existing 60 metre section of footpath on the south side of Kāpiti Road that runs between the new Caltex Service Station on Lodestar Place and Langdale Avenue.”

Construction work is scheduled to start today and is expected to take around two weeks.

Mr Mallon says there will be some disruption while this work is carried out as contractors will need to close the 60 metre section of footpath outside the old airport control tower to enable the work to progress.

Motorists are advised that traffic management will be in place but there will be two lanes available at all times.

“Where space allows, our goal is to have a consistent 2.5 metre shared path running the length of this key commuter corridor,” says Mr Mallon.

“Further works will be carried out next year to extend the shared path beyond Langdale Avenue to Magrath Avenue.”