PHOTO: KEVIN STENT – Former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer, pictured in Wellington, could be affected by the planned Kāpiti expressway extension. His holiday home is in the way of one of the options.

A former New Zealand prime minister’s property could be in the way of the latest extension to the Kāpiti expressway.

Finding a path for the Ōtaki to north of Levin roading project revved up  this month as Horowhenua residents received letters informing them of properties that may be  required for the new stretch of highway.

Among residents possibly affected is Sir Geoffrey Palmer, whose holiday home on Kuku East Rd could be gone.

While some residents are riled up about the possibility of losing their homes, Palmer said he understood the implications of roading projects.