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What were the temporary cameras for?

By Dazza - 18 February 2008 22

Why were posts with cameras put on Barton Highway at Nanima Rd, Springrange Rd & Church St – possibly more. They were there last week for two days and then removed.  

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What were the temporary cameras for?
ant 12:20 pm 20 Feb 08

It’s not about a Murrumbateman road, I saw one hanging off a sign just after you pass the airport heading into Canberra. It had a silver box under it. I imagine it was filming how long the traffic jam took to dissipate…. there’s no way you’d catch speeders on that bit!

lisagrace 10:38 am 20 Feb 08

I assumed they were to do with the Murrumbateman Bypass (which I didn’t realise had been mooted cause I’ve seen the surveyors out on the highway marking stuff out) and working out traffic volume AND behaviour at the intersections of roads coming off the highway.

I use McIntosh cct intersection and there has been a number of accidents and near misses at that intersection recently, and some talk about it in the Yass Tribune because its realy hard to turn right from McIntosh onto the highway cause the traffic is doing 100kms.

Either way, I hope that it has something to do with the bypass – will make travelling to and from town much easier.

BigDave 1:49 am 20 Feb 08

Who knows what they’re for? One thing’s for sure, you can bet it’ll involve us putting our hands in our pockets again…

V twin venom 12:43 pm 19 Feb 08

Similar devices were installed at the intersection of the Kings Hwy and Captains Flat Road about a year ago. They were positioned behind the chevron/CFR sign post and seemed to be directed up the Flat Road. NFI what they were for. The rubber tube traffic counters are used to provide detils of vehicle size and travel speed. When used at an intersection all direction are covered to provide data on traffic movements and behaviour.

Mælinar 10:34 am 19 Feb 08

Monitoring project for closing the border and implementing a toll/permit pass to the ACT.

S4anta 9:53 am 19 Feb 08

horse flu quarrantine monitoring.

Adza 12:16 am 19 Feb 08

Leaning towards the assessment for speed cameras, they did originally say they were buying a couple of temporary cameras that they could move around (not the van type).

You talking about the ACT? This intersection is in NSW is it not?

Adza 12:15 am 19 Feb 08

Don’t they normally just put those rubber strip things across the road to measure volume of traffic?

Not if they’re checking for traffic behaviour at the intersection…

minime2 10:59 pm 18 Feb 08

If it was a white, round one on a tripod, could be a version of the one used in ACT to check rego/stolen via satellite. Otherwise…well its NSW.

bd84 9:33 pm 18 Feb 08

not sure why they would be using cameras for traffic volume, one would think they would use the normal traffic counters i.e. the two bits of wire across the roadway with a little box at the side of the road.

Leaning towards the assessment for speed cameras, they did originally say they were buying a couple of temporary cameras that they could move around (not the van type).

Felix the Cat 9:32 pm 18 Feb 08

I’d be more inclined to agree with caf, that they were surveying traffic volume.

Don’t they normally just put those rubber strip things across the road to measure volume of traffic?

Adza 7:18 pm 18 Feb 08

I’d be more inclined to agree with caf, that they were surveying traffic volume.

paperboy 6:40 pm 18 Feb 08

I wouldn’t give up on the speed camera idea. They probably placed the cameras at several locations to assess the best position for a single camera. Best position meaning most speedsters, meaning most fines, meaning shorter time to pay for itself. Time will tell!

Queenie 5:18 pm 18 Feb 08

I saw them too. We were speculating that perhaps they were going to make them static speed cameras, but no dice, they were gone on Friday.

caf 4:19 pm 18 Feb 08

Wildly speculating here, but perhaps a traffic volume survey in preparation for the mooted Murrumbateman Bypass?

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