Council: Brookfield lights fault fixed

The fault at the Brookfield lights is being called a good thing. The lights were not working at 4pm yesterday. Photo: Supplied.

A blessing or a curse depending on how you look at it, the ongoing fault with the Brookfield lights this week is being praised by some local residents, who say traffic through the roundabout/traffic lights system is much smoother when the lights are not working.

They have not been working since Saturday, with the default orange lights flashing to warn drivers.

“As soon as the lights are on, everything backs up,” says a Miller’s road resident.

A spokesperson for Tauranga City Council says a fault caused the lights to go down.

“When something goes wrong and lights aren’t working as they should, they flash amber as a warning for motorists,” says communications advisor Siobhan Keogh.

The lights were out Saturday, on again on Sunday, off again on Monday and working again today.

Thirty-six traffic light poles controlling traffic at the Brookfield interchange which is at the convergence of five major routes and complicated by the shopping centre entrances and exits, a school and residences driveways.

In a previous story the designer called the interchange a "peanut-about"

There are three sets of red, yellow and greens in every direction of every lighted segment of the interchange, which have all been flashing orange when the fault has occurred.


here we go again

Posted on 16-01-2018 19:53 | By old trucker

Golly gosh when the lights werent working it was awesome,all these lights is stupid, some nit wit from TCC changed the sequence and said it was better ,what a lot of FOEE,it was good before till he changed it, there never use to be lights there and everything went great, then they stuck all these lights in, TCC does not care about our thoughts on these things, and we have to put up with it, my halfpennies worth, anyway Sunlive WON THE BEST NEWS, AWESOME. Thankyou, 10-4 out. phew.


Posted on 16-01-2018 12:29 | By Capt_Kaveman

idea from past council that brought in some girl from england to set them up, with the welcome bay set up are both the most stupidest intersections i have ever seen, and ive been driving around oz and asia and seen nothing like this

Just need to stop

Posted on 16-01-2018 12:13 | By Christine1965

inconsiderate and ignorant shoppers turning right into the supermarket when there is clearly a turning bay for this 50mtr further up the road. Need to out a concrete barrier there.

Just thought

Posted on 16-01-2018 11:43 | By Told you

If it works well without lights, give it a trial and see the results, might be worth getting rid of the lights permanently

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