LOCALS who use Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, to and from Korumburra and Inverloch or Wonthaggi on a regular basis, can’t have helped notice the measuring strips, cameras and equipment mounted at the Korumburra end.
Some have feared that these devices might be measuring speed as a precursor to issuing infringement notices.
Not so, according to Vicroads.
We asked Pas Monacella, Manager Planning, VicRoads Eastern Region, to explain.
“VicRoads is currently collecting traffic volume information on Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road,” he said.
“Traffic counters are regularly used to collect information about the traffic volumes and performance of the arterial road network.”
Of special interest is the impact of the change to an 80km/h speed limit on the road due to its condition, narrow pavement and lack of safe run-off areas.
Although the measuring equipment will not be used to issue tickets, it can calculate speeds between points on the road and this information will be used by Vicroads to assess its effectiveness.
Vicroads maintains that the lower speed limit only causes a minor delay, easily justifiable by the increased levels of safety.