Tamahere South – predicting future traffic

Many project teams have worked on Highway projects in the Waikato over the last few years. Each has looked into the future to predict traffic growth that justifies roads costing hundreds of millions of dollars.

SH1 Tamahere section: Traffic movements 2021

There is a location south of Tamahere that has had both its 2021 and 2041 future traffic volumes predicted, where we can see a 30% difference for 2021 in predictions and in 2041 a 13% difference, with the Hamilton bypass team being the most generous.

Tamahere South SH1 traffic graph

2021 traffic source – 120m South of Pickering Rd

24,400 vpd Cambridge Section Effect on the Road Network – without expressway. Created Aug 2010

31,600 vpd Cambridge Section Effect on the Road Network – with expressway. Created Aug 2010

24,400 vpd Tamahere Section Effect on the Road Network – without expressway. Created Dec 2012

31,300 vpd Tamahere Section Effect on the Road Network – with expressway. Created Dec 2012

32,000 vpd Tamahere Section Traffic Movements 2021 – Created Oct 2011 – image above

 

2041 traffic source – 120m South of Pickering Rd

May 2012 – 34,700 vpd without Southern links – Southern Links traffic flows 2041

May 2013 – 39,100 vpd – showing Southern link – Hamilton Section 2041 Daily traffic flow predictions

July 2014 – 34,510 vpd to 34,996 vpd – Hamilton Southern Links NOR Traffic Modelling

 Tamahere area Modelling

The image above is from Hamilton Southern Links – Notices of Requirement

page 14 of the rebuttal evidence – Transport Planning and Traffic Modelling

 

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