Managing the road network
Safe and efficient management of the traffic network was a key priority of the Gateway WA project. The Alliance aimed to minimise disruption to traffic during the project and continually informed motorists of delays associated with construction works.
In line with the State Government’s “Toward Zero” road safety initiative, the project managed the traffic network with safety as the number one priority. Traffic management is essential to ensure that both safety and efficiency are a focus both during and after construction.
Through the use of technology, including the real-time traffic map and variable message signs (VMS), traffic was monitored so that the project network could operate as efficiently as possible. While the project aimed to minimise disruption to motorists throughout the construction period, the safety of the project’s employees and the local community was paramount. For this reason, measures were implemented throughout the project's road network including general signage, variable speed signs, auto flaggers, barrier guards and truck mounted attenuators.