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About the project

The On-Road Traveller Information System (OTIS) is a real-time data recording system being introduced to the Greater Hobart region by the Department of State Growth to build on the existing infrastructure and technology, to enhance the management of the Greater Hobart arterial road network. The project will be jointly funded by both the Australian and Tasmanian Governments.

OTIS will comprise of Variable Message Signs (VMS) installed over 12 key locations and Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras installed over two key locations around greater Hobart within the City of Hobart, Glenorchy City Council, City of Clarence, and Kingborough Council municipalities.

The installation of additional VMS and CCTV cameras will allow road users to make informed decisions about their travel routes in real time in response to changing traffic conditions due to weather, crashes or other unplanned incidents.

VMS will allow the State Roads Traffic Management Centre to communicate messages in real time to road users who are already on the road, advising of changed traffic conditions due to weather, crashes or other unplanned incidents. When not required for incident response, the VMS will display road safety messages and or current travel times to key destinations.

Information captured by the CCTV cameras will only be used by the Traffic Management Centre (TMC) for the purpose of monitoring traffic and road conditions.

Timing

Prior to the installation of the VMS and CCTV cameras the project team will be doing service location survey, geotechnical field investigations and engineering surveys across all key locations between Monday, 1 August and Wednesday, 17 August 2022.

  • Survey locating will occur between 9:30am and 3:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Engineering surveys will occur between 9:30am and 3:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Geotechnical Drilling will occur between 9:30am and 3:30pm, Monday to Sunday.

1Location

The project is in the Greater Hobart area, which includes the City of Hobart, City of Clarence, Glenorchy City Council and Kingborough Council municipalities. It is in the Clark and Franklin electorates.

VMS Locations

RoadLocationMunicipality
Huon HighwayNorthbound, west of Southern OutletKingborough Council
Beach RoadNorthbound, south of Southern OutletKingborough Council
Southern OutletNorthbound, south of Olinda GroveCity of Hobart
Davey StreetSouthbound, east of Evans StreetCity of Hobart
Brooker AvenueNorthbound, Newport StreetCity of Hobart
Brooker HighwaySouthbound, north of Domain HighwayCity of Hobart
Brooker HighwaySouthbound, north of Gordons Hill RoadGlenorchy City Council
East Derwent HighwaySouthbound, north of Gordons Hill RoadCity of Clarence
Tasman HighwayEastbound, east of Gordons Hill RoadCity of Clarence
Tasman HighwayWestbound, east of Dampier StreetCity of Clarence
Tasman HighwayWestbound, east of the Mornington interchangeCity of Clarence
South Arm HighwayWestbound, east of Shoreline DriveCity of Clarence

CCTV locations

RoadLocationMunicipality
Southern OutletNorthbound, Groningen RoadKingborough Council
Southern OutletNorthbound, Summerleas RoadKingborough Council

Contact

To find out more about the project please contact the project team on (03) 6210 0662 or by emailing participate@ghd.com.