To reduce congestion, Auckland Transport (AT) will be installing dynamic lanes on a 350-metre section of Redoubt Road in Manukau, between the Southern Motorway offramp and Hollyford Drive.
Dynamic lanes use overhead signs and on road lights (cats eyes) to change the direction of centre lane. Many Aucklanders will have experience with these lanes, as they already operate in Auckland on Panmure Bridge, Auckland Harbour Bridge, and Whangaparaoa Road.
AT's Group Manager for Network Management, Randhir Karma says since the installation of dynamic lanes on Whangaparaoa Road, all road users have seen fantastic results. "We know it has made for shorter and more reliable journey times."
Mr Karma says that like Whangaparaoa Road in the past, this section of Redoubt Road has particularly bad traffic at certain times of the day.
"On weekday afternoons, most vehicles on Redoubt Road are heading away from Manukau. They have to merge into one lane at the start of Redoubt, near the motorway offramp. This can cause significant delays."
"We will change the direction of the centre lane between 4pm and 7pm on weekdays. Removing that pinch point and allowing traffic to flow."
Safety is a key priority for AT with independent safety checks undertaken and close monitoring of the lanes to continue throughout.
Construction will begin in October 2019, with the dynamic lanes set to be operating by early 2020.