Live traffic app for local roads
LIVE TRAFFIC EXPANDS TO INCLUDE LOCAL ROADS
Residents of the Tamworth Regional Council area will have better access to real-time traffic information from October thanks to the expansion of the NSW Government’s Live Traffic NSW website and app.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said drivers in the region would have an easy-to-access platform through which they could get up-to-date information, especially through fire and flood.
“Over the past year, we have experienced the full impact of road closures with a particularly wet couple of seasons resulting in our roads going underwater,” Mr Anderson said.
“Council does a great job of getting out to inspect roads, keeping the community informed on road closures online, on social media and on local radio.
This expansion of the Live Traffic NSW app gives them another outlet to update the community, meaning residents can stay informed and plan their travel safely.”
This year during natural disasters the Live Traffic NSW website and mobile app traffic spiked up to 33 times the usual daily volume, with up to 660,000 sessions in one day, demonstrating the demand for real-time traffic information in a crisis.
Tamworth Region Mayor, Russell Webb said the ability for councils to share info via this tool is a great win, particularly for areas impacted by extreme weather events.
“Having this one-stop digital shop for disruption across the road network is an invaluable tool for any community, especially one looking for a clear road out during a natural disaster,” Mr Webb said.
The new information from 22 LGAs will be available on Live Traffic NSW and third-party apps from October.