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Transport for NSW installs innovative freight cameras

Transport for NSW says the new cameras will be used for more than just monitoring the behaviour of the state’s freight trucks

Using world-first camera technology, Transport for NSW is continuing to install machine learning traffic cameras across the state, with the state’s west to be part of the program.

The new trial will result in Transport for NSW monitoring freight trucks like never before.

The Transport for NSW trial will use new counting and classifying cameras to better understand freight movements to help reduce congestion, improve road safety outcomes and encourage more efficient deliveries.

The new technology is seen as another tool that can be used to help manage increasing freight volumes, which are expected to increase across NSW by 28 per cent by 2036 over a 2018 baseline.

The new cameras will be installed along the Newell Hwy, Bridge Namoi River and Cooma Rd Narrabri.  

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High-definition pictures of heavy vehicles are taken by the cameras, which are then classified into the type of vehicle in transit and the type of cargo being transported.

This heavy vehicle traffic information will enable Transport for NSW to better understand freight movements with the aim of assisting long-term planning for the movement of goods in NSW.

The cameras are not used for enforcement or monitoring people or private vehicles. 

The current locations for the new machine learning cameras are:

  • Sheahan Bridge, Gundegai
  • Hexham Bridge, Stockton Bridge and Tighes Hill Bridge, Newcastle
  • Foreshore Road, Port Botany, Sydney
  • Moorebank Avenue, Moorebank, Sydney
  • Cockfighters Bridge, Wollombi Brook
  • Thomas Mitchell Dr, Musswellbrook
  • Curlewis Railway Crossing, Curlewis
  • Newell Hwy x Lizard Dr/Old Brewery Rd, Narrandera
  • Sturt Hwy x Gilenbah Creek, Narrandera
  • Newell Hwy x Gillenbah Creek Rd, Gillenbah Sturt Hwy x Forest Dr, Gillenbah
  • Newell Hwy x Silo Rd, Tocumwal
  • Newell Hwy x Old Adcocks Rd and Murray St, Tocumwal
  • Newell Hwy x Tuppal Rd/Deniliquin Rd Tocumwal
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