Keep on trucking
Trucks are driving up Papakowhai Rd to avoid the often-congested Paremata roundabout when travelling north to State Highway 58, Porirua City Councillor Bronwyn Kropp says. The road was virtually residential and not designed for large vehicles, especially with lots of cars usually parked on the roadside, Ms Kropp told councillors at last Thursday’s Te Komiti meeting. The council’s general manager of asset management and operations Peter Bailey said there was nothing the council could do to stop trucks using the road. The council had the power only to limit where vehicles could park, Mr Bailey said.