QUEENSLAND'S SMART ROAD: ITS APPLICATIONS FOR THE PACIFIC MOTORWAY

By March 2000, the Pacific Motorway, the most advanced motorway in Queensland, Australia, will be open to traffic. Its design has included Intelligent Transport System (ITS) applications from the start, in an effort to reduce the impact of construction works, improve incident management, and provide an integrated solution to meet future traffic demand. The Pacific Highway links Brisbane to the Gold Coast, a major tourist attraction in the north, and forms part of the major interstate link between Brisbane and Sydney to the south. Its southern part already has major traffic congestion. In April 1995, the new Queensland Government announced that the Pacific Highway would be upgraded to motorway standards. It was to be constructed within the existing corridor with minimal disruption to traffic. Traffic management initiatives in the upgrade included incident detection and response systems, using Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) to provide accurate and reliable results, and the enforcement of load limits on heavy lorries by using weigh-in-motion (WIM) systems. Its data collection systems include loop detectors, fixed and mobile closed circuit television (CCTV), a traffic hotline, and emergency telephone systems. Ten trailer-mounted mobile variable message signs (VMS) are being used during construction.

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    Cap Gemini

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    PB Farradyne

    444 South Flower Street, Suite 3700
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90071

    iMPath Networks

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    Georgia Department of Transportation

    One Georgia Center
    600 West Peachtree Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30308

    Pantech

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    System Innovations, Incorporated

    1551 Forbes Street
    Fredericksburg, VA  United States  22405
  • Authors:
    • WRATTEN, B M
    • HIGGINS, B
  • Publication Date: 1999

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00767178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 6 1999 12:00AM