Last year we carried out traffic counts to understand the number and types of vehicles using these roads. We’re exploring this in more detail over the next two weeks by undertaking an origin-destination study.
An origin-destination study uses traffic monitoring devices to track the typical journeys of vehicles through the study areas. It helps us to understand where vehicles are travelling to and from, what type of vehicles are used for specific journeys and how many vehicles travel along the routes. All information is de-identified and helps us see traffic hot spots.
Over the next few weeks, you’ll see activity around the key intersections and routes where our contractors will be placing their equipment in the road reserve. This includes traffic data logging devices, tapes across traffic lanes and some cameras to capture intersection movements.
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Flora and fauna assessments
Our ecology consultants have been surveying in the field for several months now. They’ve been carrying out winter observations for all bird species in the area. They’ve also been observing the road reserve for Bibron’s toadlet and brush-tailed phascogales.
The consultants will be returning in November to capture all spring movements of local bird species. These assessments will help us plan upgrades to the road while ensuring the local environment is considered.
We’ve received the report on local water catchments from our consultants in July. The report examines how catchments interact with the road corridors and the capacity of structures, culverts and bridges. It also tells us how current infrastructure is performing and allows us to consider how this will influence the upgrade design.