The NZTA and the DCC are working on problems causing delays
at two major intersections in Mosgiel. Photo by Gregor
Delays at two busy Mosgiel sets of traffic lights have
prompted the New Zealand Transport Association and council to
The issues at the two sets of traffic lights - at the
intersections of Quarry and Gladstone rds and Gordon Rd and
Hagart Alexander Dr - come after NZTA and the council made
changes in an attempt to make them safer about halfway
through the year.
Council senior traffic engineer Ron Minnema said both it and
the NZTA were working to get to the bottom of the problem
after receiving eight complaints since the changes were made.
''What's happening out in Mosgiel, we don't have one
intersection, we have two intersections right beside each
other, with a railway line in the middle.
''You don't get a lot more complex than that, so we have got
a few issues there,'' Mr Minnema said. Issues included queues
being too long, he said.
''The times I have been out there it has been fine, which
makes me think there are some intermittent issues that are
''We have also had a problem with one of the detectors as
well, which hasn't helped,'' he said.
Mr Minnema said some problems were also caused by the
''Like, shall we say, everyone leaving at 8.50am when they
want to get to work at 9am. If some of them left at 8.45am
and 8.40am there would be absolutely no issues at all,'' he
The council will update the Mosgiel Taieri Community Board
about the issues in January.
NZTA senior road safety engineer Roy Johnston said it had
remedied one source of problems in the past two weeks.
''We are aware that there have been some teething issues with
the operation of the signals, as software hasn't functioned
as intended. These issues were finally resolved. It was now
monitoring the intersection to see if there were other
That would include the extent of traffic queuing during peak
morning and evening travel times, to see if it was a
significant problem and implement a solution.