New traffic website helps road users avoid congestion

New mobile-enabled website gives road users in SA the heads up on traffic congestion.

 New traffic website helps road users avoid congestion
Traffic SA can help road users avoid traffic congestion.


South Australia’s Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) has launched a mobile-enabled website to clearly show road congestion as it happens.

The website uses Esri mapping technology and real-time inputs from the department’s Traffic Management Centre.

DPTI director of road and traffic management Paul Gelston says it can interpret likely delays due to roadworks, accidents, and weather-related incidents.

"One of the great features of Traffic SA is the ability to display the excess traffic flow delay in minutes," he says.

This is displayed on the website’s map as a yellow (up to three minutes delay), orange (up to six minutes delay), or red (more than six minutes delay) coloured line.

Traffic SA currently attracts around 1,500 users per day, but attracted more than 10,000 in February when floods affected several parts of the Adelaide road network.

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