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Porirua City is growing, and we're doing a lot of work to improve the Kenepuru Corridor to manage the increased traffic that will follow the opening of Transmission Gully and other growth projects.
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A number of transport studies have been carried out in the Kenepuru area to work out what improvements are needed to make it easier and safer for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists to safely access businesses, Kenepuru Landing, Summerset Retirement Village and the city centre, as well as handle the increase in traffic following from Transmission Gully (SH1).
Download the latest plan to fine out what’s been achieved, what’s underway and what’s planned.
We are monitoring this temporary roundabout, which was completed in March 2021; this includes feedback from users and how it responds following the opening of Transmission Gully.
The key requirements of the project is to:
As there are a number of uncertainties, including the impact of Transmission Gully, we decided to install a temporary roundabout before Transmission Gully opens to allow for it to be tested by road users and modified as needed. It will be made permanent in due course.
This roundabout was completed in November 2021 and provides a safe turning and crossing point for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
Motorists on the eastern side of Kenepuru Drive, who have difficulty turning right during busy periods, are now finding it easier to turn left and undertake a u-turn at the roundabout.
The reduced speed created by the roundabout has also meant it is safer for pedestrians and cyclists to cross Kenepuru Drive. We look forward to doing the finishing touches to the street lighting soon.
As with all our projects we will continue monitoring along Kenepuru Drive to look at speeds, volumes and delays to make sure things are working well.
This project was completed in two stages in late 2021 to construct a shared pathway in front of ESR between Bluff Road and Kenepuru Railway Station.
Work on the first stage, between the entrance to ESR and Ambulance Drive, began in April 2021.
While the shared path is being built there will be less parking available on the street in front of ESR, as we will have temporary traffic management measures in place to enable the construction to be completed safely and efficiently.
The second stage, between the entrance to ESR and Bluff Road, was completed in late 2021 following completion of the Transmission Gully roundabout and intersection with Kenepuru Drive.
Following completion of the shared path, permanent parking restrictions are likely to be put in place in front of ESR to increase visibility and make it safer for pedestrians using the crossing point south of Bluff Road. The extent of these restrictions will be confirmed once details become available.
The access to Kenepuru Station has been transformed, with improved lighting, resurfacing, vegetation improvements around Porirua Stream, removal of trip hazards and the installation of art work. You might like to check it out sometime.
Greater Wellington Regional Council are also planning to put in ‘Train Replacement’ LED signs at the Kenepuru Drive entrance to the station by the end June 2021.
Construction of these intersection improvements was completed in 2021 to manage the extra traffic volumes expected following the opening of Transmission Gully:
Construction was completed in 2021 to create a cycle crossing point (approximately 100m south of Flooring Xtra) to provide a safe crossing point for north bound cyclists on Kenepuru Drive to access the Porirua Stream Pathway. View the plan.
We’re working together to make improvements to the northern Kenepuru area. These improvements will make it easier and safer for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists to safely access businesses, Kenepuru Landing, Summerset Retirement Village, Bishop Viard College and the city centre. These improvements will also help us to manage the traffic growth anticipated from the Kenepuru Landing development and the opening of Transmission Gully.
Design work is underway and is expected to be completed by late 2022. Once completed we will review our construction schedule and update you on the roll out of construction work.
Read on to learn more about the Northern Kenepuru Corridor projects.
Construction of a new accessway on Lower Main Drive
Work is due to start in mid-March on construction of a new accessway on Lower Main Drive for Bishop Viard College, the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Te Ngākau Tapu Parish (weather dependent). We are also constructing a new car park for the Seventh-day Adventist Church as part of this work.
All going well, construction is expected to be completed by August 2022 (subject to weather and Covid disruption).
This work is needed so that the existing accessways for Bishop Viard College and Seventh-day Adventist Church on Kenepuru Drive can be closed to enable upgrades to the Kenepuru Drive intersections with Lower Main Drive and Lyttelton Ave (currently planned for 2023).
Work on the Lower Main Drive accessway will happen in two key stages:
Downer is our contractor and work will take place Monday to Friday from 7am to 5pm, however, there may also be occasional weekend work.
Detailed design of the northern Kenepuru area projects is planned for completion by late 2022 (subject to Covid restrictions). These projects are:
Construction of the Kenepuru Drive intersections with Lyttelton Ave and Lower Main Drive is currently planned to finish in late 2023. The timing of the construction of the other projects will be advised once the programme is confirmed.
Titahi Bay roundabout upgrade
As a result of ongoing growth, residential development and the Infrastructure Acceleration Funding agreement, we are looking at a permanent solution for Titahi Bay roundabout. We are currently scoping the project and will keep you posted. Read more about the funding and the residential growth expected at Kenepuru Landing.
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