Columns
Business in Southbank Image

Business in Southbank

Hockingstuart becomes Belle Poperty
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

VCAT rules termination payment was unlawful
Read more >>

Montague Community Alliance Image

Montague Community Alliance

Does that make me crazy?
Read more >>

Chinese

8月推出一个全新节日
Read more >>

Metro Tunnel

Tunnel on the move
Read more >>

Federal Politics Image

Federal Politics

Why Magnitsky Act is important for Australia
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

More short-stay abuse - with no recourse for residents
Read more >>

Southbanker Image

Southbanker

One snotty Southbanker!
Read more >>

Port Places

Fishermans Bend: the first quarter 2019
Read more >>

Housing Image

Housing

We are leaving an intergenerational time bomb for our children
Read more >>

History Image

History

Pandemic in Southbank
Read more >>

Yarra River Business Association Image

Yarra River Business Association

Throwing support behind our new winter festival
Read more >>

Southbank Sustainability Group Image

Southbank Sustainability Group

Action and positive momentum
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Post-traumatic growth - bouncing forward after difficulty
Read more >>

Skypad Living Image

Skypad Living

Vertical villages - an owners’ corporation manager’s view
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

A pet-friendly place
Read more >>

Southbank Fashion Image

Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
Read more >>

Street Smarts Image

Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

Boulevard of broken dreams
Read more >>

Trucks halted

12 Aug 2014

Trucks halted Image

Traffic congestion and damage caused by high-trucks traveling through Southbank tunnels is set to improve.

The Victorian Government and CityLink have announced upgrades to the over-height vehicle detection system.

Operating in the Burnley and Domain Tunnels, the upgraded system introduces tough new measures on drivers of over-height trucks in a bid to boost road safety and productivity.

The new system automatically reduces the speed limits on approach to the tunnel, while activating red lights and a boom gate at the entrance to effectively close the tunnel.

CityLink’s road operations manager Peter Doran said the changes would enhance the already-extensive warning system that is currently in place.

“We’ve done a lot of work to make sure we only close tunnels where a truck is almost certain to cause damage.”

“Once we’ve stopped and isolated the offending truck, we will allow other traffic through the tunnel in a controlled way, while we deal with the over-height truck by escorting it to the nearest freeway exit.”

Minister for Public Transport and Roads Terry Mulder said the upgrades were well overdue.

“Trucks have caused damage to the Burnley and Domain tunnels 11 times in the last 12 months, closing lanes and bringing traffic to a crawl for hours at a time.”

“We’ve been lucky no one has been seriously hurt, with over-height trucks creating an unsafe environment for other drivers, causing debris to rain down on other vehicles and littering the road with obstacles which can cause suddenbreaking or swerving.”

The new system is now in operation.

Stay in touch with Southbank. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Southbank Local News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.