The lights are being tested and the traffic delays are lengthening, but the New Zealand Transport Agency does not yet have a date for the completion of work at the Albert Town Bridge.
The installation of the permanent traffic signals at the Albert Town Bridge is however in the final testing stage, which includes adjusting the signal timings.
The new permanent traffic signals will be able to adapt to traffic demand using radar. This will ensure traffic flows as efficiently as possible across the one-lane bridge. The new signals will have a camera to monitor traffic flow and can be remotely operated.
Outside of the system-testing phase, the NZTA stated the single lane bridge will be under stop/go control between 7am and 5pm, and delays of up to 20 minutes are to be expected between 9am and 4pm.