Consultation status: closed 2 December 2016
We are looking to install signal metering (traffic lights) on the bridge on Queenstown Road, towards the roundabout.
Why the changes are required
We have observed vehicles travelling south are waiting in long queues, along Queenstown Road, to access the roundabout. A high number of vehicles coming from the bridge are turning right into Beachcroft Avenue or into the SH20 on-ramp on their way to Ohenunga.
Adding traffic lights at the roundabout will improve the traffic flow in the area by automatically activating only when queues are long in order to allow vehicles travelling south to go through the roundabout and ensure traffic flows smoothly.
Thank you everyone for your feedback.
The proposal received positive feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.
Specific feedback and proposed solution
- Suggestion to add an extra traffic lane for southbound traffic on Queenstown Road. The road width is governed by the existing refuge island, this is necessary as it provides a safe place to cross, especially for school children. Any changes would require major works which would be very costly.
- Concerns about the safety of pedestrians in the area. We will maintain the existing infrastructure and we will be looking at opportunities to upgrade pedestrian facilities if they are appropriate in the near future. If you'd like your request for a pedestrian crossing to be considered by AT for future development works, please provide feedback or report a problem here.
We expect to introduce this work by early February 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue a 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.