The Victoria Park Tunnel is a motorway tunnel completed in 2012 on New Zealand State Highway 1 in Auckland. It diverts southbound traffic away from the Victoria Park Viaduct, which was converted to exclusively accommodate northbound traffic. The tunnel serves as a connection between the Central Motorway and the Auckland Harbour Bridge. As part of the project, an extra off-ramp was constructed to enhance direct access to downtown streets from the southbound highway lanes. However, this additional access is only accessible during off-peak hours in order to alleviate congestion and enhance traffic flow.
Versilis automated lane closure system was selected for the Victoria Park Tunnel project. Two automated solar-powered gates have been implemented to control on-ramp access and assist in managing the traffic flow towards the northbound lanes that lead to the tunnel. The Versilis Commander facilitates seamless integration of the solution with warning signs, traffic lights, and indicative panels at the busy Beaumont/Fanshawe intersection. Automated swing gates are used to close the ramp, thereby enhancing the safety of this access control operation.