Saturday, May 25, 2024

Roving cameras to capture Wingecarribee roads damage

Wingecarribee Shire Council has this week deployed a new fleet of camera-equipped inspection vehicles to capture images of the region’s roads.

Council’s Manager Assets, Shaun Robinson said the footage captured will provide Council with greater insight into the existing road network in preparation for future maintenance and renewal programs.

“We’re doing this to gain a clear picture of what we are starting with, so that we can plan maintenance and upgrades efficiently, to ensure better outcomes all-round for our community,” said Mr Robinson.

Footage taken from the vehicles will be used to rate the condition of the Shire’s roads and streets.

“Once all the footage is recorded it will be loaded into a computer modelling program which then prioritises which assets need the most urgent attention,” Mr Robinson said.

It is expected the vehicles will take approximately two weeks to traverse the Shire’s 1,200-kilometre network of registered roads. Footpath inspections are set to commence in early May and continue for approximately one week, weather permitting.

“Residents can rest assured we understand their concerns about privacy. All filming will focus on the roads and road assets only,” Mr Robinson added.

Council says vehicles used in the program will be clearly marked and carry high-visibility signage and lighting.

The inspections will be undertaken by specialist consultants, Infrastructure Management Group.

“Council thanks motorists and pedestrians in advance for their cooperation and apologises for any temporary inconvenience,” said Mr Robinson.

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