Warwick Traffic Management Study
This traffic study investigates ways to improve travel, cycle and pedestrian safety through Warwick.
The report is a key document for Downs South West Region of the department to plan and seek funding for future identified projects and improvements to intersections and the highway.
The original study was conducted by Maunsell Australia on behalf of the Department of Transport and Main Roads. The final review was conducted by Bob Taylor Consulting.
State and Federal
- Darling Downs Region
The original study in 2004 investigated ways of improving travel safety and efficiency on the national highway through Warwick for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.
The study determined that the existing highway would cope with expected traffic demands at least until 2012. A Warwick bypass is not needed in this time frame.
After community consultation, the study came up with a plan for priority roadworks on the highway for the short and long term.
Late 2010 the department conducted a review of this study. The objectives of this review study was to "identify the traffic management and safety related issues affecting motorists, cyclists and pedestrians over a 10 year horizon with suggested time frames for implementation for Warwick".
This review report is attached below as the final study review.
Installation of traffic lights at Grafton and Albion Streets, traffic lights upgrade and co-ordination to align with the STREAMS program, replaced give way signs with stop signs, changes to car parking along highway, improved access control to new developments, divided wide side roads with concrete islands, upgraded median strips, improved Percy and Albion Street intersection, improved Palmerin Street intersection accident history record with left in left out treatment.
Transport and Main Roads has also commenced an area study to assess the current and future transport demands in Warwick and determine the future requirements and opportunities for a Warwick Bypass. The study will provide input into the preparation for future town planning documents for both the department and the Southern Downs Regional Council. The study is anticipated to finish in 2013.