Holidaymakers will benefit from a new digital journey planning tool created by Roads and Maritime Services that predicts traffic volumes over the June long weekend based on previous years’ traffic data.
Roads and Maritime Director Operations Anna Andrews said lengthy delays can be avoided with this prediction tool that will help motorists plan ahead and choose the best days and times to travel our major road corridors.
“It’s time to prepare for the June long weekend traffic on the south coast as holidaymakers head off to make the most of their mid-year break,” Ms Andrews said.
“Saturday is expected to be busiest on our highways, and also the Monday when motorists are returning.
“Using data collected over previous years, the tool compares average weekend traffic volumes with
predicted increases throughout the long weekend.
“We are trialling this prediction tool to help road users prepare for the traffic peaks and troughs on known travel hotspots in NSW. This will allow travellers to plan ahead and improve their journey experience on our roads.”
The online tool will show travellers expected traffic volumes on our highways from this Thursday through to the following Tuesday. TIMES PREDICTED TO HAVE HEAVIER TRAFFIC Princes Highway at Nowra Southbound trip on Saturday 8 June between 1pm and 3pm Traffic is predicted to peak at over 2000 cars per hour, about 200 vehicles more than average for the timeof day Northbound return trip on Monday 10 June between 10am and 3pm Traffic is predicted to peak between 2500 and 3000 vehicles per hour, about 1000 more vehicles than average for the time of day Princes Highway at Batemans Bay Southbound trip on Saturday 8 June between 9am and 1pm About 500 vehicles travelling through per hour are predicted, which is about 100 more than average for this time of day Northbound return trip on Monday 10 June between 11am and 2pm About 300 to 370 vehicles travelling through per hour are predicted which is about 100 more vehicles per hour than average for that time of day
See the webpage prediction tool on https://myjourneynsw.info/. Users can click on the start and end travel dates and their direction of travel to show the relevant traffic volume information.Roads and Maritime Services thanks motorists for their patience during this time. For the latest traffic updates, download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.