Traffic Management Plans Melbourne
Traffic and Pedestrian Management Plans
STA Traffic Management are experts in developing practical Traffic Guidance Schemes (TGS) or Traffic Management Plans (TMP) which complement the planned location, allows for the time of day, traffic flow, potential hazards are identified and safe, creating a practical work site for all parties involved. We have a highly experienced and skilled team, including qualified electrical spotters.
Thorough Traffic Guidance Schemes or more comprehensive Traffic Management Plans, supported by the correct permits and approval documentation is critical to ensuring your project can be completed in a knowledgeable, safe and timely manner.
We encourage our clients to engage with us early, to allow collaboration and discussion on the importance of all elements that make planning a Roads project successful the first time.
STA will collaborate with qualified (RIICWD503D) internal resources to ensure the TGS and TMP’s we develop for your project, compliments the works being undertaken are in line with Road Management Act 2004 standards as well as our own quality procedures.
- Identifying the difference between a Major and Minor road (i.e. VicRoads or Council Road)
This is critical to the permit pre-planning and application process. The distinction can be defined by using a colour code system.
- Recognizing the difference between a long or short term project
Some roads (depending on their size, traffic volume and the nature and size of the project) may require different permit applications and supporting documentation. Short cycle projects (up to 1 week) for Council and VicRoads roads can usually be facilitated with a detailed and compliant TGS – the longer-term major projects will require a more detailed TMP, which is why it is important to get in touch with STA Traffic Management as quickly as possible.
- Reviewing the actual site, the feeder roads, the traffic direction and scope of works
STA use specialised mapping and Traffic Management planning software, with real-time updates to ensure our plans are up to date and reflect the most recent changes or development of new roads. STA’s Traffic Management plans indicate key signage, site entry and exit points, bollard tapers and more. Major projects requiring a TMP are always accompanied with a full site review by one of our Operations Specialists.
- Completing and lodging the Plans and Permits
VicRoads or council permits can take up to 15 days to receive after lodgement, in many instances STA knows when and how to process these permits quickly if shorter lead times are required. The key is to ensure all information is accurate and detailed – so don’t forget to provide a detailed scope of works, with corresponding dimensions and measurements – STA’s experienced staff can guide you through this process.
- Expert Traffic Plans – Compliant, Safe, maintaining your scope of works
Undertaking the primary scope of works is a key part of the pre-planning that goes into preparing the Traffic Guidance System or more detailed Traffic Management plan.
Traffic Guidance Scheme
A Traffic Guidance Scheme is typically a single A3 document. The scheme covers the following details:
- Emergency contacts
- Details the relevant standards AS1742.3 2009
- Describes emergency vehicle and public transport allowances
- Details the Traffic Controller instructions
- Details signage locations, relevant distances and signage descriptions
- Special notations and other important site related information and more
Traffic Management plans
Along with the above information the TMP covers a lot more
- Works details, duration, objectives, legislation and key contacts
- Hazard identification and assessment, OH&S, emergency and incident procedures
- Road geometry terrain, school crossing, bike lane and other road user considerations
- The use and application of variable road signage and other safety equipment
- Inspections, reviews monitoring, changes and record keeping
- Permits and other authorities, detailed plans and traffic flows
- Traffic volumes, where and how single lane and contra-flows are implemented
- Traffic Control inspection reports and Incident management and reporting
- SWMS – JSA’s and related procedures
Bringing it all together
The consequences of not considering all the elements that come together to ensure your project runs smoothly are substantial. Large fines, risks to public safety – the safety of subcontractors the implications of closures to footpath users and bicyclists all needs to be considered as part of successful and commercially efficient project and each location and site works are different.
STA have more than 25 years preparing practical and compliant Traffic Guidance Schemes and Traffic Management Plans for short cycle minor go works (Emergency night works), including 24-hour traffic control in Melbourne through to complex inner urban festivals and events, as well as freeway and major works like the Melbourne Metro Tunnel project.