In the afternoon peak along SH1 uninterrupted right turners from the southern approach of Paremata roundabout cause significant delays for traffic exiting Paremata train station, as well as traffic travelling south on SH1.
The creation of 72 more carparks at Paremata train station Park & Ride will only increase the pressure on this intersection.
There are some safety and operational concerns caused by traffic blocking the roundabout and vehicles attempting to squeeze into gaps in traffic.
A metered traffic light on the southern approach to the roundabout is being introduced. This is similar to a traffic light, but it only has red and amber lights. The activation and duration of the red light will be determined by the length of queues going in any particular direction.
From Monday 1 July, the light will stagger the entry of northbound traffic into the roundabout and create smoother flow for other users, particularly south bound traffic and people exiting the station.
Watch the video below to learn how the metered lights work.