Kapiti Expressway to go to 110 km/hr

Simon Brown announced:

Transport Minister Simeon Brown has welcomed news the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) will begin consultation this month on raising speed limits for the Kāpiti Expressway to 110km/h.

“Boosting economic growth and productivity is a key part of the Government’s plan to rebuild the economy and this proposal supports that outcome by reducing travel times and increasing efficiency for travel in and out of Wellington,” Mr Brown says.

“The Mackays to Peka Peka and Peka Peka to Ōtaki Roads of National Significance (RoNS), which make up the Kāpiti Expressway, were started by the previous National Government and were designed and constructed to a high safety standard. Since these roads opened, no one has died in a crash.

They’re great roads with excellent engineering and clearly safe in good conditions for 110 km/hr, as already occurs for the Waikato Expressway and the Tauranga Eastern Link. The combination of the Expressway and Transmission Gully has transformed driving in the Lower North Island.

The drop in the death toll to 0 is of course also very good news.

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