More repairs on dynamic lane

Posted at 1:38pm Monday 26 Apr, 2021

Hibiscus Matters received calls regarding a large number of missing LED light studs on Whangaparāoa's dynamic lanes.

The lanes, between Hibiscus Coast Highway and Red Beach Road, have had a number of issues, resulting in costly repairs, since they opened three years ago.

The system, which cost around $3 million to put in place, uses LEDs and overhead signs to adjust the lanes with peak flow and has significantly reduced congestion along this section of road in the morning and afternoon peak.

In June last year, Auckland Transport (AT) told the newspaper it would trial LEDs (the light markers that sit on the carriageway) from a different supplier after failures that included lights not working or coming unstuck.

Regarding the current missing lights, AT says a light sensor unit (the sign on top of the gantry that shows arrow signals when the lanes change) was replaced in early April and some of the road studs are scheduled to be replaced on May 10.

The work will be done at night, and the spokesperson says there will be traffic management to keep disruption to a minimum. The cost of this work is not available as yet.


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