The Kapiti Coast Council says road improvements planned for Raumati Village will make things safer, particularly for children.
It says the work will concentrate on intersections and crossing points used to get to schools and shops.
‘We’ve been steadily working in Raumati over the past five years to improve the roads and footpaths and this is the next stage,’ says KCDC planner Michelle Parnell.
Pedestrians to get more protection
‘Over the next 12 months our safety improvements will include installing raised tables to lower speed and improving crossing points for pedestrians near the Rosetta Road/Victor Road intersection and at the Matatua Road/Alexander Road intersection with additional parking and a footpath planned for Kōwhai Grove.
‘We’ve also got some other improvements in the pipeline and we’ll be working towards securing funding from NZTA and Council for those.’
She says these projects involve some significant changes.
‘Ms Parenll says: ‘So we’ll be engaging with the community to understand all the issues and make sure we address them, and will work to ensure minimal disruption to businesses. Work includes:
‘A roundabout at Raumati Road; a Matatua Road and Rosetta Road intersection (planned for 2021/2022); and improvements at the intersection of Raumati Road, Margaret Road.
Margaret Road scutiny
‘In 2022/23 we’ll be looking at how Margaret Road could function better for the village, once we can see how the changes at the intersection are working.
‘This work will be subject to community feedback and to funding.
‘We are planning to engage with the community on our plans and would love it if you could join us if you are available,’ she says.
The Council is planning drop-in sessions (on the dates below) in a container to be placed on Weka Road Triangle, opposite Raumati Beach School, Raumati Road.
Dates for drop-in sessions
- Thursday 3 and 10 September 2.30pm-5pm
- Saturday 5 and 12 September 11am-1pm
‘We will be advising a wide range of stakeholder in regards to the drop session by email, letter box drop (surrounding business and residents) this week and advertising in the local papers,’ says Ms Parnell.
‘We are also in discussion with the Business Association in regards to a targeted engagement to ensure their views are heard.’