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Below is the latest weekly traffic count information on state highways across key traffic sites in main urban centres. The data is current to midnight Friday 22 May 2020.

Key observations:

  • Auckland traffic is 77.6% of last year, and when compared to last week there is a 24.0% increase in light traffic and a 7.8% increase for heavy traffic.
  • Wellington traffic is 78.6% of last year, and when compared to last week there is a 33.3% increase in light traffic and a 6.1% drop for heavy traffic.
  • Christchurch traffic is 91.2% of last year, and when compared to last week there is a 28.9% increase in light traffic and a 4.9% increase for heavy traffic.
  • Hamilton traffic is 96.3% of last year, and when compared to last week there is a 16.5% increase in light traffic and a 3.4% increase for heavy traffic.
  • Dunedin traffic is 87.9% of last year, and when compared to last week there is a 28.4% increase in light traffic and a 5.9% increase for heavy traffic.

Below is a comparison of the changes:

5 Day Average (excluding weekends) as at 22 May 2020

Region Current year Previous year % Var Previous week % Var
Auckland 97,003  124,944 77.6% 79,466 22.1%
Wellington 40,093  51,012 78.6% 30,699 30.6%
Christchurch 14,295  15,669 91.2% 11,178 27.9%
Hamilton 28,172  29,267 96.3% 24,487 15.0%
Dunedin 12,746  14,501 87.9% 10,134 25.8%

Download this data set that contains the underlying daily traffic data for the charts and tables above [XLSX, 161 KB].

This information must be read in conjunction with the following caveats.

  • Data is representative of the change of traffic volume not of total traffic volume for each region.
  • Data is current at 22 May 2020
  • Data is based on the latest five weekday average.
  • Data is sourced from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency TMS data.
  • Light and Heavy traffic volumes have been split using TMS data where vehicles with a length of less than 5.5m are classed as light vehicles. Heavy vehicles are over 11m long. Those between 5.5 and 11m are split 50:50 into Light and Heavy vehicles.
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