Cr Matt Burnett at an intersection in Gladstone.
Cr Matt Burnett at an intersection in Gladstone. Picture submitted

Traffic count cameras to show intersection use

TRAFFIC count cameras will be operational at 50 intersections across Gladstone this month to gather data on the number of vehicles using particular junctions.

Gladstone Regional Council Regional Strategy portfolio spokesperson Matt Burnett said the statistics were being collated for the council as part of annual traffic surveys.

"The intersection survey data is used for traffic and transport modelling, analysis and design," Cr Burnett said.

"Council has commissioned a contractor to collect the data and the intersection counts will occur until November 27."

Traffic count cameras will be installed at locations at Calliope and across Gladstone city, Glen Eden, Clinton, Kirkwood, New Auckland, Toolooa, Sun Valley and Callemondah.

Cr Burnett said the survey cameras were mounted on top of poles located on footpaths at the various intersections.

"The cameras do not capture speed, only vehicle movements and traffic volumes," Cr Burnett said.

"Increasing amounts of traffic on our roads as a response to Gladstone's rising population impacts heavily on our existing city infrastructure.

"Traffic analysis will provide Council with the most current data to assess the impacts and make decisions towards future road network planning."
 



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