Travel Time Signs Expand


NZTA is switching on its next series of electronic journey time signs around the Auckland Motorway network to give drivers more accurate information about motorway travel to selected destinations.

The next lot will operate at interchanges around Spaghetti Junction for southbound drivers at Hobson Street, Symonds Street and Grafton Gully, and for those people driving north and west at Gillies Avenue and Newton Road.

When they are commissioned, a total of 47 signs will be operating on arterial roads approaching the Southern, Northern and Northwestern Motorways.  These are part of a total of some 150 signs being commissioned over the next three months.

NZTA believes that the system provides an estimate that, for a typical 25 minute trip is accurate within four minutes of the actual journey time.

Times update automatically as traffic conditions change.  The information is gathered from detectors on motorways and arterial roads measuring traffic volumes, traffic density and speeds.




  1. rtc says:

    Great more clutter in the city and what are these signs really going to do?

  2. karl says:

    Exactly - they look pretty ugly, and by the time you get to them, you have made your choice as to how to travel.

  3. Bill says:

    They could change the appearence more, but its a good tool for motorists to use.


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