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Temporary Traffic Management

  • 1.  Temporary Traffic Management

    Posted 23-02-2023 01:49 PM

    Did you know that TAs in Western Australia is represented on the Main Roads WA Temporary Traffic Management Advisory Group and as such influences and contributes to the publication and regular updates to the Code of Practice for Works on Roads and Events?

    The publication and all revisions of the Code of Practice are endorsed by the Advisory Group and approved by Main Roads Executive Director Planning and Technical Services.

    The next edition of the Code, due in March, expands on the desire to remove all traffic controllers from our roads though the mandatory use of Portable Traffic Control Devices such as temporary traffic lights and portable booms. It also includes a minimum requirement for Truck Mounted Attenuators to be used, as well as the gradual introduction, and eventual mandatory requirement for Speed Feedback Signs and 'Follow Me' escort vehicles at roadwork sites throughout Western Australia.

    The EA representatives on the Advisory Group have been regularly advising Main Roads WA that the use of Traffic Controllers on roads is not consistent with the Safe System adopted by all States and Territories and it is pleasing to see that Main Roads WA has taken this on board and is leading the way in ensuring the safety of road workers on our roads.

    David Wilkins