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NSW continues installing more freight cameras throughout state

The newly installed cameras will monitor freight vehicles to better prepare for an increased demand in the sector on NSW roads

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has announced it is continuing its program to install machine learning freight traffic cameras across NSW’s north and west regions.

The TfNSW trial is using state-of-the-art counting and classifying cameras to better understand freight movements.

The goal is for these cameras to help reduce congestion, improve road safety outcomes and encourage more efficient deliveries.

High-definition pictures captured of the heavy vehicles will classify the type of vehicle in transit and the type of cargo being transported, with the information helping TfNSW to better understand freight movements so that it can assist long-term planning.

The cameras aren’t used for enforcement, with the technology seen as another tool that can be used to manage increasing freight volumes.

Currently, TfNSW expects NSW freight volumes to increase by 28 per cent by 2036 when compared to the 2018 baseline.

The new cameras are being installed at Castlereagh Highway at Lightning Ridge, Moree’s Carnarvon Highway, Gwydir Highway in Glen Innes, New England Highway in Tenterfield, Bengalla’s Bengalla Road and John Renshaw Drive in Buttai and Buchanan.

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