Gateway Toll Warning Tested


NZTA is testing the operation of the warning signals and traffic barriers located at each end of the Johnstone’s Hill Tunnels on the Northern Gateway Toll Road.

The first tests sometime in the next few days before Easter, and the second next week after the long weekend.

“We can’t give the precise time because the reaction of drivers is an important part of the tests,” says the NZTA’s Principal Project Manager for the Northern Corridor, Brett Gliddon.

Mr Gliddon says the tests will cause only minimum delay to drivers, and they will be held at times of the day when traffic volumes are low. There will be no tests during the Easter weekend.

The warning lights and barriers are part of the toll road’s safety measures and are used to prevent traffic driving into the tunnels if there is an emergency.




  1. Jon Reeves says:

    Great to see NZTA so flush with funds for a minor tunnel road. Here in Switzerland they only have traffic lights at highway tunnels less than 500 mtrs in length.

    Why does NZTA gold plate road projects?

  2. Tunnel Guy says:

    If you compare driver behaviour in Switzerland with New Zealand, you’ll understand why there are barriers installed.


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