Launceston Traffic Signal Upgrade Project

The Department of State Growth, in partnership with the City of Launceston and the Federal Government, are in the process of delivering a significant traffic signal upgrade project across the City.

The project is a $3.4 million investment that includes the replacement of old traffic signal control boxes, upgrading telecommunication infrastructure to, and between, signal sites, installing a network of CCTV (closed-circuit television) camera units across the network and the installing a city-wide network of sensors to monitor the performance of the network.

The project seeks to deliver the following outcomes:

  • Utilise the latest traffic signal technology to manage the transport network, including an upgrade of the traffic signal software (software was unable to be upgraded due to the age of many traffic signal units that don't integrate with the latest software);
  • Enable high quality monitoring of the network through live travel times, variable signal phasing to manage peak traffic, live video streaming of intersections to improve traffic and incident management;
  • To increase the quality of traffic signal infrastructure such as telecommunication, control boxes, electrical supply and road sensor loops to meet the future demands of the network;
  • Improve the location of traffic signal boxes and minimise their conflict with pedestrian movement and sightlines;
  • Improve the communication and information available to the public to inform travel planning and movement;
  • Allow remote connection, monitoring and changes to the traffic signals via the Hobart control centre.
  • Allow prioritisation of public transport, emergency vehicles and large freight through the network, especially inner Launceston.

This project is one of many Smart City initiatives the Council is delivering, and forms part of a broader $4.8 million Traffic Signals and Intelligent Transport System project. 

Invermay Traffic Signal Upgrades

Invermay Road, Goderich Street and Forster Street
  • Civil Works: September 2019 to February 2020
  • Controller Replacement: February to April 2020
  • Delivered by: Department of State Growth
  • Funded: State and Federal governments, City of Launceston

Wellington Street

Traffic signal upgrades

  • Civil Works: July to August 2019
  • Controller replacement: January to March 2020
  • Delivered by: Department of State Growth
  • Funded: State and Federal governments, City of Launceston

 

Bathurst Street

Traffic Signal Upgrades

  • Civil Works: November 2019 to February 2020
  • Controller replacement: January to March 2020
  • Delivered by: Department of State Growth
  • Funded: State and Federal governments, City of Launceston