Traffic Barriers in Cairns

Traffic Barriers in Cairns

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Why Do You Need Traffic Barriers

Traffic barriers help keep vehicles within their roadway and prevent them from colliding with dangerous obstacles such as sign supports, boulders, and other materials present during road construction. Road barriers can also help indicate that there is ongoing construction work on the area.

Traffic barriers are generally used to initiate traffic control and safety for vehicles, pedestrians, construction workers that are on the site, as well as the general public. Road barriers vary depending on the scale of the project and the amount of traffic that occurs around the site.

There are four types of traffic barriers that are commonly used by traffic control contractors:

  1. Traditional Steel/Plastic Barriers: Also known as pedestrian barriers, these types of traffic barriers are made to guide and protect pedestrians in any area where they may be at risk from hazards. This type of barrier can either be made of plastic or steel, depending on the location and the scale of the project. Both plastic and steel barriers are relatively light-weight, which makes redeployment fast, efficient and convenient.
  2. Longitudinal Channelizing Devices: Commonly referred to as LCD, this type of traffic barrier is used to help address work zone safety by keeping vehicles and pedestrians from entering work areas. This type of barrier is an essential tool used to separate traffic from the work area and can increase both construction workers’ safety and the general public.
  3. Concrete Barriers: Concrete barriers are one of the most common types of traffic barriers used in a roadside project. While this type of barrier is known to be very durable and robust, they also have a number of potential challenges. For example, concrete barriers are heavy and are not portable. They also require extensive installation time and effort, which can cause delay prior to the start of the project.
  4. Other Barrier Types: Drums and cones are also considered traffic barriers. However, most professionals do not recommend using these types of barriers. It’s best to ask your contractor for the best type of barrier for your project.

In some cases, traffic billboards are also used to help inform both motorists and pedestrians of the ongoing road project. These are commonly made out of highly visible material and lights for motorists and pedestrians to see it at night. Road billboards are essential, naturally light-weight and require a minimal amount of time and effort when installing.

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iSeekplant has connected hundreds of customers across the country with Australian suppliers of traffic barriers. If you can’t find a traffic barrier company in Cairns, try searching in Port Douglas, Innisfail or Cooktown. We also provide a number of related services you might be interested in, such as Traffic Control Services, Traffic Management Plans and Hoarding Signage.

Latest news in Cairns, QLD

6th May 2021

Coomera Connector’s Preferred Northern Route Confirmed

The preferred route for the new Coomera Connector’s northern section has been identified following an independent study of potential routes, with $1.5 billion in funding already secured for stage one of the project. The route is proposed to cross the Albert River east of Eagleby, connecting to the M1 and Logan Motorway at Loganholme.It was considered in comparison to six other alternative routes by independent traffic planners and environmental specialists.Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister, Mark Bailey, said the Coomera Connector would be critical to easing traffic congestion between the Gold Coast and Logan.“Thanks to our state’s strong management of the COVID-19 health and economic crises, more Australians are choosing Queensland as the place to live and invest in,” Mr Bailey said.“Even before COVID, communities in the northern Gold Coast were among the fastest growing parts of Australia.“The Coomera Connector is a major project in our $50 billion infrastructure guarantee to build better roads and support new jobs for Queenslanders.“It will become a key route for residents making local trips without having to get on the M1.“The Palaszczuk Government has worked with the Federal Government to lock in $1.5 billion to start building stage one between Nerang and Coomera, but we can’t lose momentum on planning for future stages.”Mr Bailey said independent specialists involved in the route assessment agreed the previously gazetted Coomera Connector alignment was the most suitable alignment.“We gave a commitment to the community to rigorously investigate six alternative alignments for the northern section of the Coomera Connector,” Mr Bailey said.“I thank the community members who put their time and effort into that process.“Key considerations for independent specialists were the impacts on communities, impacts on the environment, the proposed cost, and the ability to reduce M1 congestion.“The conclusion from their assessments was that the current Coomera Connector alignment had the least number of impacts on properties and homes and did not impact on the RAMSAR wetlands located north of the Logan River.”Mr Bailey said community proposals to connect the new road to Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road would impact more properties due to the need to expand Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road to six lanes in some sections, driving higher traffic volumes past three schools and increasing project costs.“Connecting to Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road was also found to not be as effective in reducing M1 congestion, compared to the gazetted alignment which provides a direct connection to the Logan and Pacific Motorway interchange at Loganholme.”Mr Bailey said all options for the Coomera Connector’s northern section were located within the Logan and Albert River catchments.“Concerns have been raised by some community members about the preferred route’s impact on the wetlands next to Eagleby.“To avoid those impacts, one of the alternatives put forward by the community was to build the new road further east, through the Gilberton and Alberton area.“Assessments found that option would impact a larger portion of more environmentally sensitive areas, including RAMSAR wetlands to the north of the Logan River and a Koala Priority Area.”Mr Bailey said the community would continue to be closely involved in planning for the future road connection.“Our focus over the next 18 months on the northern section of the Coomera Connector will be determining the staging plan for future works between Loganholme and Coomera,” Mr Bailey said.“When planning major roads, we always seek to design and construct them in an environmentally sensitive manner, in consultation with the local community.“The Smithfield Bypass that’s currently being built north of Cairns is a good example of that.“As part of that project, a new wetland habitat was created by excavating the site and using soil from the project to create bunds that could be planted with native flora, including water plants suitable for local bird life.“Our project team will look for opportunities like that to enhance the local environment around Eagleby, with the potential to include features like additional board walks around the wetlands to support bird watching and ecotourism.”Mr Bailey said a series of community information sessions would be held in the coming weeks to share details from the independent Coomera Connector route assessments.“We’ll hold at least four community information sessions at Beenleigh, Cornubia, Carbrook and Eagleby, as well as letterbox the local community to explain the findings of the independent route assessments,” Mr Bailey said.Background:The 45km Coomera Connector corridor between Loganholme and Nerang was formally confirmed in the Queensland Government Gazette on 15 March 2019.

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