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Update: Kāpiti Expressway lane closure for resurfacing this week POSTPONED

Update: 9:15am – The resurfacing works and southbound lane closure on the

Kāpiti Expressway have been postponed. New dates and times have not been given.

Photo: Supplied / NZTA

The expressway was built to give motorists a quicker route between Paekakariki and Ōtaki.

Some of the road has previously been replaced because water and discolouration began appearing on the surface.

Later in the year the NZTA revealed that 14 kilometres of the 18km, $630 million road needed to be resealed.

The expressway was opened in February 2017. A month later, it was already being described as a failure.

It was still springing leaks as repairs continued last year.