Poplar Ave Path work to start

Work will commence next week to upgrade the footpath on the north side of Poplar Avenue between Matai Road and Glen Road to a 2.5 metre shared path.

Kāpiti Council Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon says the upgrade aims to provide a safe and consistent shared pathway for people travelling to and between the Raumati South Village, the Mackays to Peka Peka Cycleway, Walkway and Bridleway and the Te Awa o Whareroa cycleway in Queen Elizabeth Park.

The Poplar Avenue footpath upgrade forms part of a $5 million package of shared path improvements the Council is delivering through its Stride ‘n’ Ride Kāpiti Coast initiative across the district.

Shared paths have already been provided at Tilley Road in Paekākāariki, Mazengarb and Kāpiti Roads in Paraparaumu and Otaihanga Road in Otaihanga. Work is currently underway to improve pedestrian and cycling connections on Raumati Road between Weka Road and the Mackays to Peka Peka Cycleway, Walkway and Bridleway.

Mr Mallon says the work is expected to take around two to three months to complete.

“There will be some disruption while this work is carried out but we aim to keep this to a minimum and traffic management will be in place at all times to ensure pedestrian access is maintained.”