$630m highway a ‘headache’ 

  • Drivers say new expressway has made the morning rush into Wellington twice as bad.

The $630 million Kapiti expressway has actually doubled the amount of time it takes to commute into Wellington during the morning rush, some motorists say.

One Kapiti Coast resident believes the morning crawl into the capital is now so bad that she is vowing to use the train instead, even though it will cost her $100 more a month.

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Hundreds of people take the opportunity to walk along the new expressway prior to its opening in February.