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Hi-tech messaging to aid traffic flows

24 February 2015

 
One of the new VMS systems on Century Boulevard

A pilot Variable Messaging System (VMS) to assist with traffic guidance within Century City was installed in December last year and was successfully used to assist with Ratanga Junction’s peak season parking management.
Three VMS signs have so far been installed on Century Boulevard – one between the Lion Arch and Daimler Chrsyler, another between the Canal Bridge and Virgin Active and the third  in front of SMG BMW.
Chris Blackshaw, CEO of the Century City Property Owners’ Association, said that they would continue to use the VMS signs to direct traffic flows for special events within Century City, during peak periods for Ratanga, Canal Walk and Hillsong Church as well as conferences.
“There are also plans to use it to convey messages about traffic congestion both within and on the surrounding road network – for example  to warn motorists there is a truck broken down on the N1 and to use an alternative route.”
Blackshaw said they would be reviewing the pilot project in June and it was likely that additional VMS signs would be installed at Century City before the end of the year.