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									PRINCESS ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT EXPANSION
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PLAN




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                                ABIGROUP CONTRACTORS
                                              PTY LTD




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                Project No:   P0480      Version:        002              Date:     March 2009
 Princess Alexandra Hospital
 Emergency Department Expansion
 Traffic Management Plan

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Issue History
  Report Number                                       Prepared by         Reviewed by      Issued by    Date
  P0480.002 Princess Alexandra Hospital Emergency     Ben Blythe          Damien Bitzios   Ben Blythe   2 March 2009
  Department Expansion Traffic Management Plan                            (RPEQNo. 9370)




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CONTENTS
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1.      INTRODUCTION .........................................................................................................................................1

2.      CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES AND HAUL ROUTES ...........................................................................................2
2.1               CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES                                                                                                                        2
2.2               MATERIAL TRANSPORT DESTINATIONS                                                                                                              2
2.3               HAUL ROUTES                                                                                                                                  2
2.3.1             Gailes/Archerfield/Willawong                                                                                                                 3
2.3.2             Brendale                                                                                                                                     3

3.      ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS .........................................................................................................................4

4.      ON-SITE VEHICLE MOVEMENTS .................................................................................................................5
4.1               SWEPT PATH                                                                                                                                   5
4.2               CONSTRUCTION VEHICLE MOVEMENTS                                                                                                               5
5.      PEDESTRIAN AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT IMPACT ...........................................................................................7
5.1               PEDESTRIANS                                                                                                                                  7
5.2               PUBLIC TRANSPORT                                                                                                                             7
6.      IMPACT ON EXTERNAL ROAD NETWORK .....................................................................................................8
6.1               IPSWICH ROAD/CORNWALL STREET INTERSECTION                                                                                                    8
6.2               LOCAL ROAD NETWORK                                                                                                                           8
7.      IMPACTS ON EMERGENCY VEHICLES ..........................................................................................................9

8.      TRAFFIC CONTROL .................................................................................................................................10

9.      CONCLUSION..........................................................................................................................................11


Tables
Table 4.1:               Swept Path Analyses

Figures
Figure 1.1:              Construction Site Plan and Access Location
Figure 2.1:              Haul Routes
Figure 4.1:              Concrete Pour Event Traffic Management Arrangement
Figure 5.1:              Public Transport Changes
Figure 8.1:              Suggested Signage Strategy

Appendices
Appendix A:              Swept Path Analysis




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1.          INTRODUCTION
            Bitzios Consulting has been commissioned by Abigroup to develop a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) for
            the construction of the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) Emergency Department Expansion. The
            construction is taking place on a parcel of land bounded by Cornwall Street and Ipswich Road at Buranda,
            as shown in Figure 1.1.




            Figure 1.1:      Construction Site Plan and Access Location

            Access to the site for construction vehicles/equipment will be via a driveway and crossover located on
            Cornwall Street.

            This TMP provides:
                 an assessment of haul routes and site access;
                 an assessment of construction vehicle storage on-site vehicle manoeuvring;
                 identification of impacts on, and mitigation works for, pedestrian and public transport movements; and
                 an assessment of requirements on the external road network.




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2.          CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES AND HAUL ROUTES

2.1         CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES
            Construction activities will primarily require the following vehicles to access the site:
                 Tipper trucks – truck and dog arrangement 19m;
                 Concrete trucks – 8.4m; and
                 Material delivery trucks - 12.5m rigid and 19m articulated.

            Other Vehicles likely to access the site, in much lower numbers, include:
                 Concrete pump trucks;
                 Mobile cranes; and
                 Construction equipment delivery trucks.

2.2         MATERIAL TRANSPORT DESTINATIONS
            Initial stages of construction will involve excavation and site preparation. This will require spoil and waste
            material to be transport from the site to waste facilities. It is expected that trucks will be dumping material at
            the following locations:
                 Gailes;
                 Brendale;
                 Archerfield ;and
                 Willawong.

2.3         HAUL ROUTES
            Haul routes for vehicles travelling between the construction site and the nominated waste dumping locations
            have been developed and are described in the following sections as well as presented in Figure 2.1.

            Access to the site has been limited to left in/left out of the access on Cornwall Street. Right turns in/out may
            be potentially hazardous/difficult to perform under traffic. All vehicles accessing the site will directed to use
            Juliette Street/Young Street/Cornwall Street if accessing from the north or Fairfield Road/Annerley
            Road/Cornwall Street if accessing from the south.

            All the haul routes have been developed in order to minimise use of local residential streets and to ensure
            that the access is strictly left in/ left out.




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        Figure 2.1:       Haul Routes

2.3.1   Gailes/Archerfield/Willawong

        Gailes is located south-west of PAH. To access Gailes from PAH via the left in/left out arrangement on
        Cornwall Street vehicles need to travel from Cornwall Street and turn right on to Ipswich Road which then
        takes turns into the Ipswich Motorway to travel to Gailes/Archerfield/Willawong. To make the return journey
        vehicles need to come back to the Ipswich Road and then either travel along Fairfield Road or continue up
        the Ipswich Road and then travel along Annerley Road. Both options will then bring vehicles to Cornwall
        Street/Annerley Road and then travel east along Cornwall Street and gain access via the left in entrance.

2.3.2   Brendale

        Brendale is located north of PAH. To access Brendale from the PAH via the left in /left out arrangement on
        Cornwall Street vehicles need to travel east along Cornwall Street to the Pacific Motorway which then leads
        to Brendale via Hale Street, Inner City Bypass and Gympie Road. To make a return journey vehicles would
        to come back to the Pacific Motorway exiting at Cornwall Street then travelling along Juliette Street, Young
        Street and then on to Annerley Road which will then bring vehicles to the Cornwall Street/Annerley Road
        intersection. Vehicles would then travel east along Cornwall Street and gain access via the left in entrance.




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3.          ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS
            Access to the construction site will be via the crossover and driveway off Cornwall Street eastbound located
            approximately 40m west of the Ipswich Road/Cornwall Street intersection as shown in Figure 1.1

            Access will be restricted to left in/left out, in forward gear only. Two traffic controllers will be required to
            control vehicle and pedestrian movements at the access when the site is operational. The site hours are
            6am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 6am to 1pm on Saturday.

            The first controller will be stationed at the crossover to manage the vehicles at the crossover as well as
            pedestrians. There will be a second traffic controller who will manage traffic heading eastbound on Cornwall
            Street while trucks are approaching/turning into/turning out of the access. The two controllers will be in
            communication via 2-way radio as well as in radio contact with truck drivers approaching the site. A protocol
            will be used where by truck drivers will make contact with traffic control via radio once on Cornwall Street at
            the western end. This will provide traffic control with advanced warning and allow them to best manage the
            approaching traffic.




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4.          ON-SITE VEHICLE MOVEMENTS

4.1         SWEPT PATH
            There will be a number of different vehicle types accessing the site during construction. The swept path
            analysis for each vehicle has been performed for the entering/exiting the site via the access on Cornwall
            Street. In addition to this, a check has been done to determine where vehicles can turn around on-site so
            as to be then able to exit the site in forward gear.

            Table 4.1 shows the vehicle type and swept path analyses undertaken.

            Table 4.1:          Swept Path Analyses

             Vehicle                       Left turn in     Left Turn out     On-site turn around
             Truck and Dog (19m)
             Concrete Truck (8.36m)
             Large Rigid (12.5m)
             Articulated vehicle (19m)

            The swept path analyses presented in Appendix A shows that all vehicle types tested are able to perform a
            left turn in and left turn out without conflicting with the retaining wall on the side of the access or the
            signs/power pole on the footpath of Cornwall Street. However, to provide a reasonable safety margin, it is
            advised to remove the two signs (bus stop and no stopping) immediately to the west of the crossover.

            All vehicles tested are able to turn around on site so as to enter and exit in forward gear. Figure 5 in
            Appendix A also shows the area which needs to be free from obstructions to allows vehicles to turn around
            within the site.


4.2         CONSTRUCTION VEHICLE MOVEMENTS
            Delivery of equipment and materials (except concrete and excavation activities) is likely to be, on average,
            10 vehicles per day, with a maximum of 20 vehicles per day. The size of vehicle will also vary from small
            rigid vehicles to articulated vehicles. However, regardless of vehicle size, the access will remain under
            traffic control during operating hours.

            There will be two specific activities which will consist of more regular vehicle movements, being, site
            preparation/excavation and large concrete pours.

            During site preparation/excavation truck and dog combinations will be in operation to remove waste
            material/spoil. It is anticipated that these activities will only require, on average, 25 trucks per day
            (maximum 40 trucks per day) for approximately 3 weeks. Following this initial period, excavation will
            continue for a further 2.5 months, however at reduced quantity requiring, on average, 10 trucks per day.
            Given these number of movements the impact on external traffic is considered to be minimal.

            Major concrete pours are likely to occur, on average, once per week during the period May 2009 to August
            2009. At other times during construction, concrete trucks will sporadically access the site, but not to the
            frequency as required by the major pours. During major concrete pours it is anticipated that a maximum of
            16 trucks per hour will be required. However, pours will operate on a two truck system, which means on
            average, there will be a pair of trucks every 7.5 minutes. In the event that the trucks need to wait outside

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       the site until the preceding pair have finished unloading, it is proposed that the quarter hour parking area
       located 120m to the west of the access on Cornwall Street (northern side) be used as a temporary hold
       point when required. The 5 parking bays (a total length of approximately 30m), has sufficient length to
       accommodate 3 concrete trucks. This will be sufficient to cater for the number of trucks likely to require
       temporary storage. As mentioned in Section 3, traffic control will be in radio communication with truck
       drivers so they can be notified whether they can directly proceed to the site, wait at the hold area or move
       from the hold area to the site.

       These parking bays would need to be reserved by traffic control in advance of the pour once the relevant
       Council permission is gained. Figure 4.1 shows the proposed configuration (the bus stop re-location issue
       is shown in the figure is discussed in Section 5).




       Figure 4.1:      Concrete Pour Event Traffic Management Arrangement




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5.          PEDESTRIAN AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT IMPACT

5.1         PEDESTRIANS
            The impact on pedestrians will be minor as the access will be under traffic control when in operation and
            pedestrian movements will be controlled when vehicle access is required. A safe area for pedestrians to
            hold while vehicles are using the access should be defined to assist the traffic controllers. Extra care and
            attention is required by the traffic controllers as there is a higher likelihood of pedestrians with mobility/vision
            impairment due to the proximity to the medical facility.


5.2         PUBLIC TRANSPORT
            The existing bus stop on the northern side of Cornwall Street, adjacent to the crossover, will be in conflict
            with vehicles accessing the site. It is proposed that the bus stop will be relocated further west along
            Cornwall Street for the duration of the construction period. The existing shelter will be removed during
            construction and re-instated on completion.

            Sufficient pre-construction and during-construction signage should be in place to identify the re-location of
            the stop. Also, when installing the temporary bus stop, the trees on the northern footpath may require
            trimming to ensure site distance for bus drivers/passengers.

            There is also an existing bus stop located approximately 160m to the west along Cornwall Street. The
            expected changes are shown in Figure 5.1.




            Figure 5.1:       Public Transport Changes




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6.          IMPACT ON EXTERNAL ROAD NETWORK

6.1         IPSWICH ROAD/CORNWALL STREET INTERSECTION
            The traffic associated with the construction of the PAH emergency department expansion will have little
            impact on the performance of the Ipswich Road/Cornwall Street intersection as the daily truck volumes will
            be very low. Also, as the access to the site off Cornwall Street will on be left in/left out, there will be no
            trucks entering the site via this intersection and they will have to use surrounding routes to access Cornwall
            Street eastbound from the west. No right turns in or out of the access also means that trucks will not block
            Cornwall Street westbound at any time.


6.2         LOCAL ROAD NETWORK
            The impact on the local road network will be limited to additional trucks on Cornwall Street and Young
            Street. Given the low volume of trucks as stated in Section 4.2, and the times of operation, the impact of
            additional traffic is small compared to the current traffic volumes on these roads.

            In addition to the low truck volumes, the access routes have been designed to limit the use of local roads to
            only those locations where no reasonable alternative exists.




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7.          IMPACTS ON EMERGENCY VEHICLES
            The emergency department is accessible via the campus entrance on Cornwall Street. All emergency signs
            in the area are directed to Cornwall Street and the entrance to the hospital has “keep clear” road markings
            to the emergency department. The proposed temporary truck hold location is adjacent to this access,
            however sufficient room has been allowed to store the anticipated number of trucks, clear of the ambulance
            access. Furthermore, drivers and traffic control will be directed that the emergency access is to remain
            clear at all times. With these measures in place there will be no impact on emergency vehicles.




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8.          TRAFFIC CONTROL
            Traffic control (with radio communication) will be in place at the access during the site operating hours to
            control access to the site and to control pedestrians. As mentioned previously, it is proposed that two
            controllers be allocated to the access. One will be stationed at the access to control vehicles and
            pedestrians at the access. The second controller will ensure eastbound traffic is controlled while
            construction vehicles are turning in/out of the access.

            Signage to inform motorists and pedestrians should be placed in accordance with the Manual of Uniform
            Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). A suggested signage strategy is presented in Figure 8.1.




            Figure 8.1:      Suggested Signage Strategy

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9.          CONCLUSION
            The traffic management for construction vehicles associated with the PAH emergency department
            expansion has the following key elements:
                 access to the site for construction vehicles via the access and crossover located on Cornwall Street;
                 access for construction vehicles at this location is to be limited to left in/left out;
                 two traffic controllers are required to manage the safe entry and exit of construction vehicles as well as
                 to manage pedestrians;
                 traffic controllers will be in operation during site work hours, 6am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 6am to
                 1pm on Saturday;
                 the low number of construction vehicle movements means that there is only a small impact on local
                 streets;
                 the low number of construction vehicle volumes and restriction to left in/out movements only off
                 Cornwall Street equates to an insignificant impact on the performance of the Ipswich Road/Cornwall
                 Street intersection;
                 the bus stop adjacent to the access crossover requires relocation further to the west on Cornwall
                 Street;
                 the bus stop shelter near the access will be removed during construction and re-instated once
                 construction is complete;
                 the bus stop post requires removal and the “no stopping”/”bus zone” sign post requires relocation;
                 the swept path analysis shows that all of the expected construction vehicles can enter and exit the site
                 in forward gear and as well as turning around on site;
                 appropriate signage should be installed in accordance with the MUTCD to warn motorists of traffic
                 control and truck movements; and
                 pedestrian hold areas should be defined at the access to ensure pedestrians are not in conflict with
                 the swept path of vehicles accessing the site.




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APPENDIX A


SWEPT PATH ANALYSIS

								
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