West Gate Freeway traffic flow technology installed


Electronic freeway management system aimed at enhancing traffic monitoring on busy link

West Gate Freeway traffic flow technology installed
Joint Federal and State funds to aid freeway traffic flows

 

The installation of smart technology on Melbourne’s West Gate Freeway is set to improve traffic flow.

The $25 million electronic freeway management system was recently installed on the city’s second busiest freeway which carries up to 180,000 cars.

Variable speed limits are now in place and eight additional closed-circuit TV cameras and 11 new gantries have also been installed, Federal Infrastructure Minister Warren Truss says.

"The cameras will feed live vision to the VicRoads Traffic Management Centre for enhanced traffic monitoring," Truss adds.

"By taking advantage of new technology to make our roads smarter, we can reduce congestion and significantly improve road safety across Melbourne’s busiest freeways."

The system was installed between Williamstown Road and the M80 Ring Road.

The project is jointly funded by the Federal ($12.5 million) and State ($12.5 million) governments under the National Managed Motorways Programme.

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