Main Roads perspective on Routable Road Centreline

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  • Directorate structure has recently changed with the decision not to create a “sub-directorate” for Road Policy and Planning. I have nine branches that report direct to me. Directorates budget for 00/01 is $38M including Rail Xing funds, ARR Funding, ITP contribution to DoT and Timber Bridge Inspection funds. We have 161 positions in the Directorate with an additional 12 positions being made available for Graduate Development. We currently have approximately 129 positions filled and a further nine graduates working within the Directorate ie a 80% of our positions have people in them. The following slides do not cover all of the functions within the Directorate but do give you some idea of the type of work that is being done.
  • Greg McClurg is the Acting Manager Asset & Network Information. Greg has a substantive position in Rural Roads as Manager Operational Services. We have commenced advertising to permanently fill this position. Reviewing Main Roads needs for road use information includes Traffic Volumes, vehicle classification and mass data. Following the outcome of the review A&NI will develop a strategy for data collection based on the findings. Requests for data reporting and analysis from the public and Members of Parliament has increased in recent times. The IRIS Project , the replacement for ROMIS is progressing well. Visits have been made to all Regions and the September newsletter which includes a FAQ section is available in Corporate News. Traffic forecast and modelling functions are located in the Branch Carry out State wide Pavement Condition Surveys A&NI provide many other services but these are a few that I thought might be of interest to you
  • Neville Binning is the Manager Road Asset Planning however, he is currently on leave completing his PhD on a topic related to Asset Management and Neil Trethowen is currently acting. RSIS, the Relatively Simple Information, has served its purpose and is being upgraded to an intranet based system. It is expected to be released on October 1. Performance Monitoring of the road asset refers to the TNC performance measurement work that RAP have been carrying out using dTIMS. Another group of PPD people blazing the trail is Steve Phillips, Ray Tollefsen and Hema De Silva. These three have visited all Regions so I am sure that you have heard all about the State Network Plan and the Asset Management Process from them.
  • Neville Binning is the Manager Road Asset Planning however, he is currently on leave completing his PhD on a topic related to Asset Management and Neil Trethowen is currently acting. RSIS, the Relatively Simple Information, has served its purpose and is being upgraded to an intranet based system. It is expected to be released on October 1. Performance Monitoring of the road asset refers to the TNC performance measurement work that RAP have been carrying out using dTIMS. Another group of PPD people blazing the trail is Steve Phillips, Ray Tollefsen and Hema De Silva. These three have visited all Regions so I am sure that you have heard all about the State Network Plan and the Asset Management Process from them.
  • Rob Howard is the manager Environment. Rob is a new person to Main Roads and has come most recently from the consulting world. His history has predominantly been in the mining and resources area. Some of the projects that the Environment Branch are working on that will help you do your jobs include: Implementation of a formal Environmental Management System. This system will systematically identify and manage environmental risk using ISO 14001 as a model. The intention is to “tweak” existing systems rather than create new systems. I understand that Regions have had input to the Project Implementation Plan. These guidelines are needed to reflect changed circumstances and to provide Project Managers with improved guidance. Development of the guidelines are well advanced and Chris Coomer will be visiting all of the Regions later this year to present and explain the guidelines The current EMM was intended as a reference tool to assist staff in understanding and meeting environmental requirement. However, the current system is unwieldy and out of date or deficient in some important areas. A replacement of the EMM is planned based around the successful web based RTEM system. Other projects of interest include preparation of a guideline to reflect recent statutory changes in relation to project environmental clearance. Environment are also working on a Roadside vegetation condition rating. This is a methodology for monitoring the condition of roadside vegetation across the road network. Annual video footage will be collected and analysed. Amongst other uses this will also be used to monitor TNC performance in this area.
  • Rob Grove is the Manager Road and Traffic Engineering. The purpose of the role is to ensure the quality of survey, mapping, road design and traffic design purchased by Main Roads. R&TE have been blazing a trail around the Regions over the last few months promoting the new RTEM system and getting feedback on services RTEM has been the main focus for the last few months and I hope all of you saw it when the R&TE team visited you, if not I recommend that you contact Rob, Graeme or Tony to find out about RTEM. RTEM can be accessed through on-line documents under the title Road and Traffic Engineering Standards. Click on that link and it will take you to the RTEM site. The site details all of the current standards for road and traffic engineering and survey and mapping. R&TE have started to provide practical assistance and advice in relation to specific projects and also carry out a limited concept design service for survey and mapping and road and traffic design A large part of their work is associated with the the development and maintenance of standards associated with survey and mapping, road and traffic design and engineering.
  • Brian Norris is the Manager Pavements and Structures. In addition to a Branch Manager we also established a position for a L8 Senior Structures Engineer, this has recently been filled by Norm Murray and Norm reports to Brian. Being Pavements and Structures the services they provide are diverse but some that would be of interest to you include: Research and Development Work is progressing on Bridge 631 at Goomalling - Toodyay Road Toodyay. This project seeks to develop an improved model of timber structure performance and refurbishment treatments through proof load testing and research. The research has the potential to offer significant benefits to all of our stakeholders, particularly in the SW of the State. Pavements are working on improvements to basecourse and surfacing specifications and the refinement of Benkelman beam/FWD relationship Technical Advice Load rating and permit approvals, refurbishment designs including reviewing TCCS refurbishment designs, review of pavement performance criteria across the State, advice on selection of surfacing types for contracts, binder selection and specifications etc. Principal Initiated Audit Contract testing personnel provided through Panel Contract, limited audit testing direct from PE. Structures Asset Management 162 Bridge Inspections during 00/01 in SW Region including maintenance needs and prioritisation, training in visual bridge inspections, one off inspections at the request of Asset Mgrs. Assistance is also provided in Annual Program (site inspection of 79 bridges for prioritising and preliminary scoping. Assistance in the preparation of 10 Year Strategy and finally maintenance of BIS/BMS. Standards and Guidelines More than 30 Standards are currently being reviewed and worked on Training A team from P&S hae also been visiting various LGAs providing information and training in relation to bridge maintenance training and structures asset management
  • Brian Norris is the Manager Pavements and Structures. In addition to a Branch Manager we also established a position for a L8 Senior Structures Engineer, this has recently been filled by Norm Murray and Norm reports to Brian. Being Pavements and Structures the services they provide are diverse but some that would be of interest to you include: Research and Development Work is progressing on Bridge 631 at Goomalling - Toodyay Road Toodyay. This project seeks to develop an improved model of timber structure performance and refurbishment treatments through proof load testing and research. The research has the potential to offer significant benefits to all of our stakeholders, particularly in the SW of the State. Pavements are working on improvements to basecourse and surfacing specifications and the refinement of Benkelman beam/FWD relationship Technical Advice Load rating and permit approvals, refurbishment designs including reviewing TCCS refurbishment designs, review of pavement performance criteria across the State, advice on selection of surfacing types for contracts, binder selection and specifications etc. Principal Initiated Audit Contract testing personnel provided through Panel Contract, limited audit testing direct from PE. Structures Asset Management 162 Bridge Inspections during 00/01 in SW Region including maintenance needs and prioritisation, training in visual bridge inspections, one off inspections at the request of Asset Mgrs. Assistance is also provided in Annual Program (site inspection of 79 bridges for prioritising and preliminary scoping. Assistance in the preparation of 10 Year Strategy and finally maintenance of BIS/BMS. Standards and Guidelines More than 30 Standards are currently being reviewed and worked on Training A team from P&S hae also been visiting various LGAs providing information and training in relation to bridge maintenance training and structures asset management
  • Brian Norris is the Manager Pavements and Structures. In addition to a Branch Manager we also established a position for a L8 Senior Structures Engineer, this has recently been filled by Norm Murray and Norm reports to Brian. Being Pavements and Structures the services they provide are diverse but some that would be of interest to you include: Research and Development Work is progressing on Bridge 631 at Goomalling - Toodyay Road Toodyay. This project seeks to develop an improved model of timber structure performance and refurbishment treatments through proof load testing and research. The research has the potential to offer significant benefits to all of our stakeholders, particularly in the SW of the State. Pavements are working on improvements to basecourse and surfacing specifications and the refinement of Benkelman beam/FWD relationship Technical Advice Load rating and permit approvals, refurbishment designs including reviewing TCCS refurbishment designs, review of pavement performance criteria across the State, advice on selection of surfacing types for contracts, binder selection and specifications etc. Principal Initiated Audit Contract testing personnel provided through Panel Contract, limited audit testing direct from PE. Structures Asset Management 162 Bridge Inspections during 00/01 in SW Region including maintenance needs and prioritisation, training in visual bridge inspections, one off inspections at the request of Asset Mgrs. Assistance is also provided in Annual Program (site inspection of 79 bridges for prioritising and preliminary scoping. Assistance in the preparation of 10 Year Strategy and finally maintenance of BIS/BMS. Standards and Guidelines More than 30 Standards are currently being reviewed and worked on Training A team from P&S hae also been visiting various LGAs providing information and training in relation to bridge maintenance training and structures asset management
  • Main Roads perspective on Routable Road Centreline

    1. 1. Routable Road Centreline A Main Roads Perspective <ul><li>Steve Boston </li></ul><ul><li>Manager Asset & Network Information </li></ul><ul><li>August 2009 </li></ul>
    2. 2. <ul><li>Main Roads Western Australia is entrusted with providing access to one of the largest geographically spread roads networks in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Our purpose is to provide safe and efficient road access that will enhance community lifestyles and ensure economic prosperity </li></ul>We are road managers
    3. 3. How do we manage our data ? <ul><li>We manage our roads from an asset management perspective. </li></ul><ul><li>All road agencies worldwide manage their assets in a linear referencing manner. </li></ul><ul><li>Spatial is important to us, but not our main focus. </li></ul><ul><li>We are ‘roads’ centric, not ‘GIS’ centric with all our data management </li></ul>
    4. 4. Our use of spatial is increasing <ul><li>All our road attribute data is spatial but we don’t store it that way </li></ul><ul><li>GIS applications are in use and are being developed further </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile solutions will see a greater use of spatial data collection and GPS positioning in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Our external customers are demanding greater access to our data </li></ul><ul><li>Internally, our reliance on and preference for linear is unlikely to change. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Integrated Road Information System (IRIS) <ul><li>IRIS is a customised COTS solution </li></ul><ul><li>IRIS manages most of our corporate road data and information </li></ul><ul><li>IRIS manages our Network Control System (linear referencing) </li></ul><ul><li>The NCS is essentially our x, y and measure (slk) </li></ul><ul><li>IRIS is based on a link / node model. </li></ul>
    6. 7. What’s in IRIS <ul><li>All State, local roads and PSP’s ~ 150,000 km’s </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative data eg road hierarchy, RAV routes </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory data eg speed zones, lanes, surface. </li></ul><ul><li>Road Use data eg traffic volumes, vehicle classifications, travel time, crash </li></ul><ul><li>Road Condition data eg roughness, video </li></ul>
    7. 8. How do we manage the data? <ul><li>Integrated system (IRIS) that’s centrally managed </li></ul><ul><li>Data management plans and owners for all data </li></ul><ul><li>Standards and representation guidelines in place </li></ul><ul><li>Road Information Centre – Knowledge Base </li></ul><ul><li>On every desktop including remote access by contractors </li></ul>
    8. 9. Maintenance of data <ul><li>NCS and administrative data </li></ul><ul><li>State roads are updated as a result of Main Roads initiating ‘work’ on the network </li></ul><ul><li>Local road updates are lodged with MRWA by LG using ROMAN </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>State and some Local road data updates by data owners as part of change process </li></ul><ul><li>Local road updates provided by LG within ROMAN / IRIS update process </li></ul><ul><li>Road Use </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Programmed capture programs </li></ul><ul><li>Condition </li></ul><ul><li>Regular network surveys </li></ul>
    9. 10. RRC Issues <ul><li>Main Roads spatial centreline suits asset management requirements at present. </li></ul><ul><li>We currently don’t have a business case to capture some navigation attributes. </li></ul><ul><li>Without a business need it’s impossible to have sustainable data maintenance in place </li></ul><ul><li>Customer service obligations are now driving us towards evolving a Navigation capable centreline </li></ul><ul><li>The challenge for the RRC group has always been in understanding the gap </li></ul><ul><li>Asset Management ≠ Navigation ≠ Mapping </li></ul>
    10. 11. Questions please

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