Metered traffic lights for northbound traffic at Paremata Roundabout will be operational from Monday 1 July.
With the creation of an extra 72 car parks at Paremata Park and Ride, expected to be completed by the end of July, additional rail customers are likely to exit the Park and Ride at peak times.
Initially the lights will be set to operate between 4pm and 6pm on weekdays, and triggered when southbound or Park and Ride queues reach a certain length. Once they are triggered, the lights will hold northbound traffic for between 15 and 30 seconds, allowing southbound and Park and Ride traffic to enter the roundabout.
When the red light switches off, northbound traffic will be able to enter the roundabout for between 45-60 seconds, before the cycle starts again. This metered traffic light will have no green light and will only operate at certain times of the day.
NZTA will be actively monitoring how well the lights are operating in the weeks following their introduction. In the event queues get too long they have the option of immediately adjust the timing,or can turn them off completely. Give way rules will still apply.
You can stay updated on this project via the project website.
The full press release can be found on the NZTA website.