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Is it an Offence to Speed Through Roadworks?


We are committed to ensuring road safety at WARP Traffic Management, particularly in areas undergoing construction, maintenance, or experiencing increased traffic due to events. Both understanding and adhering to roadwork speed limits are critical for the safety of road users, pedestrians, and roadwork workers. Below, we will discuss whether it is an offence to speed … Read more

WARP Traffic Management Attend 2023 TMMA Conference for Employee Nomination

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The Traffic Management Association of Australia (TMAA) is the industry’s peak body that aims to promote safety and professionalism in the traffic management industry in Australia. On the 23rd and 24th of March, the TMAA held an annual conference where industry leaders, professionals, and stakeholders came together to share knowledge and best practices and recognise … Read more

A WA First: ”Duck and Dive” Interchange Coming Together

There’s a New Intersection In Perth’s South That Aims to Ease Congestion Armadale Road is an extremely busy area of Perth’s traffic infrastructure, especially during peak hour traffic. To improve congestion in this area it was decided that to address this a bridge would be built that connected Kwinana Freeway with the Armadale Road and … Read more

Making Sure You are Roadwork Aware in 2022

In 2022: Be Ready for Roadworks With constant roadworks and construction in place on and around Australian roads at the moment, the importance of traffic controllers and construction workers’ safety is of the utmost concern. These people are active members of our community. They are mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, and mates who are giving up … Read more

How Traffic Has Changed Since 2020 – Trends and Insights

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We can all agree that 2020 was a year unlike any other. At the start of the year, Australians battled devastating bushfires, floods and cyclones and had to live and work through lockdowns and other necessary restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For many people, these events had an impact on … Read more

Perth’s Largest Traffic Management Team for Over 20 Years

Perth’s traffic management experts since 1997 WARP Group have been Perth’s largest traffic management company since 2000, which is a milestone to celebrate 2 decades on. We officially opened our doors 3 years prior in 1997, growing fast and earning the trust of new clients. Today we are pleased to look back on a long history of … Read more

Case Study: On-Site Traffic Management in Perth

Traffic management is an inherently risky business, with vehicles of all sizes often travelling at considerable speed in hazardous conditions. And there are some roads and worksites that are more dangerous than others.

WARP Traffic Management enacted a particular traffic management plan on Anketell Road, involving a complex traffic situation, which was handled with ease.

The Site and Previous Issues

Anketell Road is a major road that runs off the Kwinana Freeway, south of Perth, with a normal speed limit of 80km/h.

WARP Traffic Management’s expertise was called on after a recent car accident on the road, where a clean-up and remedial works were required. It had also been flagged that there may be environmental contamination at the site.

In order to undertake the clean up – which was expected to take seven days – the road shoulder and the east bound lanes both needed to be closed. Those assisting on the clean-up efforts worked around the clock until the clean up and works were complete.

WARP’s Traffic Management Plan

Closing down the shoulder and right lane of a major road can be hazardous, especially when you consider the normal 80km/h speed limit of the road, as well as a slight bend on the road, which reduced motorist visibility of the road works and amended road conditions.

In order to make the worksite as safe as possible for all those on-site and travelling through the site, including clean-up crews, motorists and WARP Traffic Management staff, the following traffic management plans were implemented:

  • Advance warning signs for motorists to advise of the changed conditions and road works
  • A speed reduction from 80km/h to 40km/h
  • A traffic controller on the road to control traffic with the traditional stop/slow signage

Unfortunately, even with adequate signage both in the lead up to the worksite and at the site itself, the site was still considered a safety risk.

Any staff on-site were still vulnerable to the motorists travelling through the area, particularly at night time when visibility was further compromised; one moment of inattention from a driver could be catastrophic for those working on-site.

A Traffic Control Solution with PORTABOOM®

In order to mitigate the risk posed to the traffic controllers, WARP decided to remove the traffic controllers from the road, replacing their on-road presence with the Portaboom system instead.

The Portaboom is an automated boom gate, which is operated from a safe distance by a traffic controller.

With the remote control of the Portaboom, the system ensures the traffic controllers can stand out of the direct line of traffic, rather than standing in the live lane, as required by traditional stop/slow methods of traffic control.

The Portaboom also acts as a physical barrier to motorists who may otherwise try to ignore direction from traffic controllers, which is a common occurrence with traditional stop/slow methods.

This traffic management solution improves the safety for all involved by reducing controller error or fatigue, reducing stress levels of controllers and physically removing the controller from the path of motorists.

How the Portaboom Worked on Anketell Road

WARP Traffic Management’s use of the Portaboom system on Anketell Road was a success, with traffic controllers reporting no incidents during the road works and a bonus of improved driver behaviour.

On approach to the road works, traffic controllers noted that drivers were more attentive, slowing down with caution as they came towards the Portaboom.

Overall, contractors working on-site felt an increased level of safety as the result of the Portaboom system.

WARP are Experts in Traffic Management in Perth

Identifying the importance of removing traffic controllers from the live lane was a crucial step to ensuring safety and improving motorist behaviour around the road works.

WARP Traffic Management are the leaders in traffic management and traffic control in Perth, with over 20 years of experience in providing high-quality services to Australia’s leading contractors.

Contact WARP today for all your traffic control needs in Perth and surrounds.

City of Perth – Skyworks Roadworks Management

Australia Day in Perth for many means heading down to the foreshore with a picnic, friends and family to enjoy the annual Skyworks and explore the entertainment provided by the City of Perth.

The City of Perth Skyworks is Perth’s largest community event and the largest Australia Day celebration in the country, with the event consisting of entertainment, sporting challenges, demonstrations, food trucks, rides and cultural experiences for people of all ages.

More than 300,000 people were expected to line the foreshore for this annual celebration, so the City of Perth entrusted WARP Group to develop and provide traffic management around the pedestrian-heavy areas.

Traffic Management for the City of Perth Skyworks

To ensure event attendees, staff and emergency services were all looked after as part of the event, WARP Group developed a comprehensive traffic control plan that included staggered road closures, diversions and accessible parking access for those who required it.

With an event like the City of Perth Skyworks, which conclude with a spectacular fireworks display over the iconic Swan River, eager punters often head down to the foreshore early to secure the best vantage point.

This meant that although the main events and entertainment didn’t kick off until 3pm, WARP Group implemented road closures on some roads from 6am on Australia Day.

Road Closures City of Perth Skyworks

The City of Perth Skyworks are held in a highly accessible location, with public transport, walking and cycling options available.

Attendees were encouraged to plan ahead and use public transport where possible to avoid road closures and delays with getting to and from the event, with trains and buses running at additional capacity to get people in and out of the area.

WARP Group implemented traffic controls to direct traffic away from pedestrian-heavy areas to not only keep pedestrians safe, but to also move traffic out of the area as quickly and safely as possible.

WARP group: exclusive traffic management group for the City of Perth Skyworks event

As a local Perth company, WARP Group have a great working relationship with many businesses, groups and councils within the metropolitan region.

WARP has been providing quality traffic management, including traffic control in Perth, for over 20 years and thrive on meeting and exceeding the expectations of all our clients.

Our long history in the industry has well equipped the WARP team to tackle projects of any size; from small residential road closures to emergency response work and comprehensive traffic management plans for large-scale events.

Enjoy the City of Perth Skyworks

WARP Traffic Management hope you enjoyed the City of Perth Skyworks this Australia Day.

We are proud to be the exclusive provider of traffic management services for the City of Perth and are delighted to have looked after you, your family and your mates through our effective traffic management at the 2019 City of Perth Skyworks.