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A reliable and effective strategic road network

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A reliable and effective strategic road network

Updated 28 February 2019 12:45pm

Target: Average peak period travel speed on selected strategic routes increases by 10% from the 2012-2014 average

Target: Average peak period travel speed variability on selected strategic routes reduces by 25% from the 2012-2014 average.

The figure below shows the average travel speed during 2014-2018 for six strategic routes using a three year rolling average. Several changes have been made to the way travel time traffic speed is monitored:

  •  travel speed is collected using GPS data in commercial vehicles during March each year 
  • initial findings show that traffic congestion is not improving. 

 Average peak time travel speeds on strategic routes

 

The RLTP target is to reduce severe congestion on strategic roads and the 2025 outcome is an increase in average speed of 10%. 

The average monthly travel speed for vehicles on each route is shown in the table below.  The overall average speed for AM inbound and PM outbound traffic is 35 and 40 kph respectively for 2016-2018.