Building on the benefits of M2PP

NZ Transport Agency



Contract Type

Design & Construct





Peka Peka to Ōtaki

Constructing safe and efficient transport networks

The Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway forms a key part of the improvements to the Wellington Northern Corridor. The Transmission Gully motorway, Mackays to Peka Peka (M2PP) and Peka Peka to Ōtaki (PP2Ō) expressways will link Wellington Airport to north of Levin.

The PP2Ō four-lane grade separated road makes up half of the ‘Kāpiti Expressway’ and will connect to the M2PP Expressway in the south. It is an important project for the Kāpiti community and the wider Wellington region—building on the benefits of the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway.

Once completed, the PP2Ō Expressway will help provide a safe, efficient and resilient route for people and vehicles to travel in and out of the capital city.  

The New Zealand Transport Agency says it will ease local trip congestion, and assist in facilitating economic development in the area.

The Expressway will be a vital part of an integrated transport system for the region—facilitating local trips and providing more transport choices around the area.

The project is being undertaken as a Joint Venture (JV) between Fletcher Infrastructure and Higgins who are carrying out the construction planning and main work, with Goodmans Contracting providing earthworks and Brian Perry Civil doing the bridge piling.

The project scope includes:

  • Two partial interchanges
  • Nine kilometres of new local roads
  • 1.5 kilometres of rail realignment
  • Nine bridges
  • 42 culverts
  • Over 1.5 million cubic metres of earthworks
  • 4000 tonnes of steel
  • 17,500 cubic metres of concrete.

A new shared path for cyclists and pedestrians

The PP2Ō shared path is part of the New Zealand Cycle Network which is a co-led initiative between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the NZ Transport Agency. The approximately 10 kilometre long shared path will provide the local communities with a safer trail separated from cars, trucks and other motor vehicles.

Project Partners

Name NZ Transport Agency

Role Client

Name WSP Opus

Role Principal's Advisor

Name Beca

Role Lead Designer

Name Higgins

Role JV Partner