The Council is responding to calls from the community to improve the safety of a busy intersection in Waikanae Beach, where Te Moana Road meets with Ono Street and Waimea Road.
“It’s a busy intersection and an important connection point for this part of Waikanae Beach. We’re taking steps to make it as safe as possible for the many motorists, pedestrians and cyclists who go through it every day,” says Kāpiti Coast District Council Group Manager Infrastructure Services, Sean Mallon.
“The works will include establishing pedestrian crossing points, kerb realignments, improved road markings and better footpath connections on the corners of Waimea Road.”
Mr Mallon says concerns have been raised with the Council about increasing traffic volumes passing through the intersection in recent years.
“It’s a popular crossing spot for pedestrians and can get very busy during rush hour, so we’re making these improvements now to reduce the risk of accidents happening in the future.”
“The crossing points, road markings and kerb realignment will increase visibility on the intersection, for both pedestrians and motorists, and help to stem the speed of traffic.
“We’ll be starting work on the upgrades next week and expect they’ll take about two months, subject to weather.
“Traffic management will be in place throughout the improvement works so we urge people to allow a little extra time for their journey and to take care when passing through the intersection.”