A contract to manage and maintain the Victorian Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and Communications Networks has been awarded.

Lendlease has been awarded the contract to upgrade the VicRoads ITS communication network.

Roadside technology, known as ITS or intelligent transport systems, includes assets such as electronic message signs, vehicle detection loops, tidal flow systems, traffic lights, CCTV cameras and variable speed limit signs.

The systems control traffic flows, allowing traffic to be monitored and keeping motorists safe and informed.

It is an eight-year management and maintenance contract, with the opportunity for two 2-year extensions, and the scope of works includes the upgrading of the VicRoads ITS and communications network and the provision of a Network Operations Centre.

Intelligent Transport Systems are a crucial part of Australia’s infrastructure; assisting with maintaining road safety, managing traffic flow, providing more consistent travel times and improving communication with drivers about speed, lane availability and changed traffic conditions.

General Manager, Transport Infrastructure, Eckart Schlotfeldt, said, “We look forward to collaborating with VicRoads on best practice ITS asset maintenance to deliver a safe, efficient and high-quality road network for customers in Victoria.”

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