The Kapiti Coast District Council has responded to calls from the community to improve the safety of a busy intersection at Waikanae Beach.
Group Manager Infrastructure Services, Sean Mallon says the intersection where Te Moana Road meets with Ono Street and Waimea Road is an important connection point and the council is taking steps to make it as safe as possible for the many motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists who pass through it every day.
Mr Mallon says the works will include establishing pedestrian crossing points, kerb realignments, improved road markings and better footpath connections on the corners of Waimea Road.
He says concerns have been raised with the Council about increasing traffic volumes passing through the intersection in recent years.
The council will start work on the upgrades next week and expects it will take about
two months to complete the job, subject to weather.