Council to undertake Traffic Surveys across the Shoalhaven
January 29, 2014
Shoalhaven City Council, in partnership with the NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), will be undertaking a series of traffic surveys on Friday 7 February.
This survey follows on from previous surveys undertaken across the Shoalhaven last year.
The traffic surveys are to be undertaken by a private contractor, with the data being obtained to assist both organisations in updating traffic models used in the assessment of upcoming projects.
These projects include the assessment of Nowra Bomaderry new urban release areas, the crossing of the Shoalhaven River and the Berry to Bomaderry upgrade of the Princes Highway.
The survey will focus on through traffic movements from Gerringong and Kangaroo Valley in the north, to as far south as Burrill Lake, as well as throughout the Nowra-Bomaderry area.
Council’s contractors will be using video camera technology to survey current traffic conditions.
Director of Assets and Works, Ben Stewart said the use of video equipment for undertaking traffic surveys has provided Council with a reliable and cost-effective source of data to undertake modelling exercises.
“This latest survey focuses on a period of higher traffic activity in the Shoalhaven, where the beginning of the school year coincides with the high number of visitors to the area during summer,” said Mr Stewart.
“The data obtained in from these surveys will be used to update the traffic models run by Council and RMS to progress studies focused on the Nowra-Bomaderry area.
“The cameras will be removed after the survey is completed with the collected data being retained by Council strictly in accordance with its Privacy Management Plan.”
“It should be emphasised that the cameras do not detect vehicle speeds, and are not used for any enforcement purposes.”
For more information regarding the traffic surveys please contact Shoalhaven City Council’s Transport Engineer, Brett Williams on (02) 4429 3142.