DM Roads have developed, procured and implemented the first set of traffic signal controls at the Ewingsdale interchange in Byron Bay. DM Roads was engaged by Transport for NSW to install the signals which will improve traffic flow and reduce the occurrence of queuing onto the Pacific Highway.
The project was unique with tailored traffic signal technology and hardware used to enable a functional traffic signal and traffic queue management system.
Our DM Roads NSW crew teamed up with DM Roads QLD to complete the project. The crews worked together to complete the works over the course of six weeks. Work on the intersection began in early December and was completed in the new year.
Queensland ITS Manager, Sam Keim says the Queensland team assisted in the ordering and delivery of materials to site.
“We provided a civil crew to cut in induction loops, install static signs and install concrete surrounds,” he said.
- The project included the installation of:
- one new traffic signal site
- three traffic advance warning signs
- radio linked communications via UHF; and
- vehicle detection classifiers.
The collaboration between the two DM Roads businesses was a key highlight of the project.
“This project is one of first improvement projects to ease congestion into Byron Bay from the pacific highway, allowing for queue management to be implemented,” said Project Manager, Arthur Hibbard.
“The onsite staff worked together closely together as one DM Roads team which showed with the project being delivered on time with quality results.”