Road traffic management for Melbourne fun runs

While fun runs in Melbourne are big business, ensuring you have quality road traffic management in place is crucial to the event being a big success.

Victoria’s capital boasts a strong calendar of fun runs and marathons, which draw thousands of entrants to their street courses and raise millions for charities. Crowds line the routes, roads are closed and traffic detoured. These events are vibrant, packed with positive energy and cheer. And they need serious planning and traffic management if they are to run smoothly, safely and efficiently.

More than 30,000 people took part in Melbourne Marathon last year and chances are that number will grow at this year’s event in October. Thousands pounded along roads for June’s┬áRun Melbourne event and there are countless other events locked in before Christmas. All trigger changes in traffic conditions to keep entrants, pedestrians and motorists safe and all must be planned to the smallest detail.

At STA Traffic, we know the level of planning involved and the importance of precise and professional road traffic management on the day. Our staff are experienced at devising quality management plans and implementing them. We can co-ordinate multiple road closures, often of major roads, oversee detour routes and carry out practical control measures to keep pedestrians, the mass of runners, the watching crowd and motorists safe.

People’s safety is paramount and our range of traffic equipment including pedestrian barriers, water barriers, portable traffic lights and truck-mounted attenuators plays a key part in delivering a safe event.

Once the runners have completed the street courses, it’s important to get traffic flowing again. We are experienced at working to strict time-frames, reopening roads to users by the specified time to avoid annoyance, inconvenience and ensure your event runs successfully each year.

While we have a built a strong reputation as quality traffic management controllers for these large-scale events, you can also rest assured that the traffic plans we create will comply with all the necessary requirements of state and local authorities.

If you are looking for superior road traffic management in Melbourne to ensure your fun run is safe and successful, please contact us at STA Traffic to see how we can help.