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Elizabeth Street lights active on Thursday

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Traffic lights at the Elizabeth Street roundabout will be switched on this Thursday.

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) say the roundabout metering will be in place to improve the morning peak traffic flow.

“The traffic lights on Takitimu Drive will have orange and red lights – no green, and will be phased to ease queues for SH2 Takitimu Drive south-bound traffic.

Photo: John Borren.

“Give way rules still apply when entering the roundabout.”

The work is part of a wider programme being implemented across the Bay of Plenty to improve safety and efficiency.

The lights were due to be activated today, but were still covered and an electronic sign posted near the roundabout read that they will now be live on Thursday, when one reporter drove through the area this morning.

Photo: NZTA,

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In the wrong place?

Posted on 09-04-2019 15:57 | By This Guy

Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t the biggest problem with this roundabout the traffic coming from THE OTHER SIDE? When I’m sitting in traffic on Elizabeth street, it’s the traffic coming from the Mount that is causing traffic to back way up the hill, so WHY are there no lights there??? YET AGAIN council waste more money on things that will not help in the slightest.

Elizabeth Street lights active on Thursday

Posted on 09-04-2019 14:04 | By Growler

I don’t understand why they would not also implement the same traffic light metering, for traffic in the afternoons ,trying to get out of town. They cue from the same traffic circle is impacting the traffic lights on Cameron road.