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Delays getting onto Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway


The NZ Transport Agency apologises for the delay that drivers would have experienced this morning when using the Lincoln Road interchange to get onto Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway (State Highway 16).

During the morning peak the connection between the signals at the interchange developed a fault in the link to the Joint Transport Operations Centre (JTOC) which monitors and operates the traffic signals across Auckland.

“Unfortunately when the signals lost their link with JTOC it affected the timing of the light changes. The signals ran on a default setting until the system could be rebooted and we were able to make changes” says Mr Thackwray.

“We appreciate the patience and care all drivers have shown this morning and we are doing everything possible to keep people moving.”

“Once the signals were back under JTOC control the traffic cleared up relatively quickly, however we have made it a priority to keep a close eye on the interchange to try and avoid a repeat of this morning”. Mr Thackwray says.

The Transport Agency is investigating the cause of the fault and will be closely monitoring the interchange over the next few days.

For more information please contact:

Ewart Barnsley
Auckland/Northland Media Manager
NZ Transport Agency

T: 09 928 8720
M: 027 213 7616

The NZ Transport Agency works to create transport solutions for all New Zealanders - from helping new drivers earn their licences, to leading safety campaigns to investing in public transport, state highways and local roads.