Porirua City is growing, and we're doing a lot of work to improve the Kenepuru Corridor to manage the increased traffic following the opening of Transmission Gully and other growth projects.
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Kenepuru Drive dig out and pothole repairs planned
We’re starting work on Monday night (15 August) to carry out pothole and dig out repairs on Kenepuru Drive between Titahi Bay Road and Bluff Road
The work will be carried out overnight between 7pm and 5am and is expected to take up to two weeks to complete.
Please expect some disruptions. Traffic controllers will be onsite to guide pedestrians and traffic around the works site.
Reminder - Raiha St speed change took effect Monday 8 August
Just a friendly reminder that the speed limit on Raiha St has dropped to 50km/h along its full length.
Council decided in June to reduce the speed limit on Raiha St from 70 km/h to 50 km/h, following public consultation. The busy street is often used as an alternative route to Porirua’s CBD and western suburbs, and will be busier in the future with more cyclists and pedestrians expected.
The change took effect on Monday 8 August.
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’re working together to make improvements to the northern Kenepuru area, which includes Kenepuru Drive, Lower Main Drive, Lyttelton Avenue, Walton Leigh Avenue and the Titahi Bay Road intersection with Kenepuru Drive.
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.
View the map below
Northern Kenepuru map
Construction of a new accessway on Lower Main Drive
Construction work is underway for a new accessway on Lower Main Drive for Bishop Viard College, the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Te Ngākau Tapu Parish. We are also constructing a new car park for the Seventh-day Adventist Church as part of this work. This construction work is planned for completion later in 2022).
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 2023/2024).
Work on the Lower Main Drive accessway is happening in two key stages:
Downer is our contractor and work will take place Monday to Friday from 7am to 5pm, and there may also be occasional weekend work. However, no construction will take place at the Seventh-day Adventist Church site between Friday and Sunday without their consent.
Maintenance work on Kenepuru Drive
The existing road surface along Kenepuru Drive between Lower Main Drive and the Titahi Bay Road roundabout has deteriorated with visible cracks and potholes. We plan to put a temporary seal on the traffic lanes until the planned upgrade to the Titahi Bay Road roundabout is underway. The permanent surface will be laid at this time. Timing of the temporary seal is yet to be confirmed.
Detailed design for the following northern Kenepuru area projects is planned for completion by late 2022:
Construction of the Kenepuru Drive intersections with Lyttelton Ave and Lower Main Drive is currently planned to finish in 2024. The timing of the construction of the other projects will be advised once the programme is confirmed.
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