Safety System installed in Ewingsdale, New South Wales


Safety System installed in Ewingsdale, New South Wales

Mains-powered Advanced Warning Sign with hard-wired connection back to TSC housing installed on Myocum Rd.

BRAUMS have designed and developed the largest and most complex Advanced Warning Flasher System of its type ever installed in Australia earlier this year. Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) released a project for the design, supply and construction of signalised roundabout (TCS #5043), including advanced warning signage on each of the approaches to the roundabout.

It is understood that traffic often queues on certain approaches to the roundabout, offering little opportunity for vehicles approaching from other roads to be able to safely enter and navigate the roundabout.

The project, delivered by head contractor, DM Roads, included supply and installation of traffic signal lanterns, a traffic signal controller, static and illuminated regulatory signage, and an advanced warning system. DM Roads then engaged BRAUMS to assist with the design and development of the advanced warning system, as well as supply of the standard ITS equipment.


BRAUMS assisted with the design and development of the advanced warning system

Standard BRAUMS equipment installed at the signalised roundabout including lanterns, signs and controller


Technical Design Works

Through consultation meetings with TfNSW designers, DM Roads’ project delivery teams, and Senior ITS Engineer from BRAUMS, Patrick McDermott, a design was developed for the advanced warning system. The design included four advanced warning signs; one being completely fed and activated by mains power from the traffic signal controller, one being fed by mains power but activated by radio link, and two being completely solar-powered and activated by radio link.


Technical Design Works

Solar-powered Advanced Warning Sign with wireless radio-link installed on Hinterland Way

Each of the signs would provide call receipt acknowledgement and health statuses of the on-site equipment back to the traffic signal controller, which would then be monitored by SCATS®. At one of the solar-powered sites, an inductive loop installed nearby is what’s known as the queue detector, and should this detector be active for a set period of time,  would send a signal via the radio link back to the traffic signal controller and SCATS® would turn the signalised roundabout on.

The system was delivered in stages, and was successfully commissioned in late January this year, and demonstrates the capabilities of BRAUMS and their partners to deliver standard off-the-shelf as well as entirely unique road safety projects, regardless of technical complexity.

Learn more about the project here. The team at BRAUMS would love to tell you more about our involvement in this successful project and we look forward to more installations like this. Please contact our office to get in touch.