Response and traffic management centre planned for Arandis

A high-tech multifunctional centre is the next step to be taken in the fight to reduce the high rate of accidents and mortalities on a stretch road leading to and from the coast.

30 June 2019 | Infrastructure

Arandis - Otis Finck

The construction and roll out of the Arandis Emergency Response and Traffic Management Centre (AERTMC) facilities and project will commence once a feasibility study is done.

This process will include stakeholder engagements, a technical operation and high design of the envisioned centre as well as a business plan.

The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) will finance the project with an initial amount of N$10 million in two separate financial book years.

The envisioned multi-functional care centre to be established in Arandis will cater for traffic management, emergency response and dispatch, hazardous materials (Hazmat) response, a CCTV control room and a fire station.

AERTMC will be a joint project between NRSC, the Arandis town council and the Erongo regional council.

The Arandis council showed its willingness to support the project from its own facilities and is prepared to meet corridor safety needs given the current port developments and concomitant impact on the B2 road.

There is a high prevalence off accidents on the B2 route. It is also one of the most trafficked roads and high future traffic volumes are expected on this road.

The NRSC is currently investigating Intelligent Transport System (ITS) policy development on behalf of the ministry of works and transport and will spearhead the AERTMC project.

A progress report on the establishment of the AERTMC indicates the project could be executed in three phases with the first phase focusing on the B2 road between Usakos and Swakopmund.

The second phase will be implemented on completion of the new road behind the dunes between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.

The third phase will be implemented on the B2 between Usakos and Karibib.

The Arandis town council initially resolved to establish a fire station at the town. While contemplating and planning this project council realised that the majority of users of the envisioned fire station would in fact be road users of the B2 road between Usakos and Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.

It was then decided to extend the initial fire station project to include the whole scenario of emergency services on this particular stretch of road.

A partnership was subsequently established with NRSC and the Erongo Regional Council to establish a fully-fledged emergency and traffic management centre.

A stakeholders meeting took place on 15 May at which the principle of the project was presented.

The AERTMC project will be based on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) used in other countries. It is an information technology driven intervention to create improved road safety, mobility, efficiency and emergency response along the B2 between Usakos and Walvis Bay.

The main aim is to create effective communications vehicle between road users, vehicles on the road and the road itself.

The system would focus on increased road safety on the B2 through the implementation of various technologies and processes, with better coordinated response to traffic accidents and the improvement of road infrastructure through integrated traffic management.

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