Victoria Park Tunnel, NZ

Location

Aukland, New Zealand

Installation

Permanent

Type

Daily Ramp Closures

About this project

The Victoria Park Tunnel is a motorway tunnel completed in 2012 on New Zealand State Highway 1 in Auckland, New Zealand, taking northbound traffic off the Victoria Park Viaduct, which was converted to all southbound traffic. This new tunnel connects the Auckland Harbour bridge to the Central Motorway. At the heart of the project, an additional on-ramp was built to increase the accessibility of the northbound highway lanes directly from urban downtown streets. As this additional access is only available during peak hours, 2 SwiftGates are used to control the entry point of this on-ramp.

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Challenge

  • Busy intersection requires for highly visible gates to close on-ramp
  • Gates need to be integrated with complex intersection ITS infrastructure
  • Preference for solar powered gates but location is partially covered from sunligth

Solution

The SwiftGate automated lane closure solution from Versilis was selected for the project. The Versilis Commander allowed an easy integration of the solution with the warning signs, traffic lights and indicative panels of the busy Beaumont/Fanshawe intersection.

Just finished with the testing, and all went well, no problems at all. Thank you for your support, great product to work with, very simple, reliable and good support from you guys.

Sergio Prieto (Integrated Traffic Solutions – Project Technical Manager) March 2012

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Benefits

  • Increased visibility of the SwiftGate
  • Solar powered gates
  • Problem free installation
  • Seamless integration with other existing ITS devices
  • Minimum maintenance required

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