The signals will run either ‘two-phase’ or ‘three-phase’ depending on demand detected by the loops in the pavement on the approach lanes. These loops give information to the signal controller unit on site that operates with a connection to the operations centre, and helps to determine the most efficient phasing option.
Two-phase means the State Highway traffic will get a green light while Lagmhor Road and Agnes Street wait at a red light, and then the State Highway will get a red light while Lagmhor Road and Agnes Street get green lights. Three-phase is the same as two-phase, with the addition of a phase when all approaches are on red except the vehicles turning right from SH1 which makes this right turn movement safer and more reliable.
There won’t be phasing exclusively for cyclists. Cyclists will be directed onto the shared footpath to ‘dual crossing’ with pedestrians. Alternatively cyclists that stay on-road with vehicle traffic will be required to follow the vehicle lights.
At the busiest period, the traffic modelling so far indicates that the red light for SH1 traffic will run for approximately 30 seconds to let vehicles from Lagmhor Road and Agnes Street go.