Research published by Transport Focus in August 2021 lists better management of roadworks, better information about future roadworks and better maintenance of signs as top priorities for road users of the UK’s motorways and major A roads.
Digital traffic management specialist HRS has assessed how these priorities can be met by embracing innovation and digitising temporary traffic management.
In a White Paper, published in November 2021, HRS has looked at how technology will deliver a better road user experience, improve road worker safety and reduce carbon emissions across the industry.
“Between April 2020 and March 2025, the UK government plans to spend over £24bn on improving and modernising the UK’s Strategic Road Network,” comments Roger Poeth, HRS Managing Director. “That means a significant amount of roadworks, potential delays, increased carbon emissions and risks to road workers and road users. We believe that these challenges can be minimised or even eliminated through use of smart technology integrated within existing temporary traffic management equipment.
“We have already seen the industry embrace advances such as smart VMS, incursion warning systems, and a range of sensor technologies but there is so much more that can be done with collaboration and forward thinking across the industry. Technology now exists to make safety critical temporary traffic management assets smart. This enables a move to event-based maintenance, which significantly reduce our sector’s carbon footprint whilst improving the safety and experience of both road workers and road users.”
In the first of a series of White Papers, HRS has looked at how the industry can move from a traditional routine maintenance approach towards event-based maintenance. and the benefits this provides
“The opportunities to digitise temporary traffic management are endless but the key to making it a reality is collaboration with stakeholders across the industry. Together, we can drive change to benefit road workers, road users and our planet.”
The full White Paper is available to Download Here
Notes to Editors
For further information, contact Lisa Killinger on 07825 089588 or Roger Poeth on 07850661253