Variable Message Sign rollout Variable Message Sign rollout

Variable message sign showing travel time to Manukau Road, Dominion Road and SH16

Project Background

We’ve installed 9 electronic message boards (also known as Variable Message Signs) across Auckland's road network during the past 3 years. Variable Message Signs are electronic message boards that update the motorists with information about travel times on different routes.

To improve transportation infrastructure and event traffic management, we plan to install more signs at different locations across Auckland.

Birkenhead

Installation date: between February and April 2024

121 Birkenhead Avenue, Birkenhead
Download Birkenhead Avenue proposal drawing (PDF 429KB)

 

This electronic sign will:

  • Display comparison travel times to motorists travelling to the city centre. 
  • Improve safety, traffic flow, and commuting by providing real-time traffic information and updates.
  • Give motorists live updates for travel into the city, to Onewa Road, and onto the Northern Motorway.

Penrose

Installation date: between February and April 2024

726 Great South Road, Penrose
Download Great South Road proposal drawing (PDF 284KB)

Intersection of Carbine Road and South Eastern Highway
Download Carbine Road proposal drawing (PDF 294KB)

 

Electronic signs at these 2 locations will:

  • Help motorists navigate through the area when events are on at Go Media (Mount Smart) Stadium.
  • Improve safety, traffic flow, and commuting by providing real-time traffic information and updates.
  • Suggest alternative routes.