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Warringah freeway upgrade: maintaining an intelligent transport system

Event organised by ICE

Date
28 March 2024
Time
17:30 - 19:00 AET (GMT+10)
Location
KBR Sydney Office, Level 13
201 Kent Street
Sydney,
Australia

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Overview

Join us for a presentation by Raed Dabit, intelligent transport systems manager, on the Warringah Freeway upgrade project.

The Warringah Freeway upgrade is a critical enabling project to the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link Program. The freeway supports 250,000 vehicle movements daily, meaning the intelligent transport system (ITS) requirements to provide information to drivers and network operators is essential. 

This requires significant planning and consultation for the installation of temporary ITS devices and infrastructure as well as the relocation/removal of current ITS devices. The devices on the Warringah Freeway interface with the Lane Cove Tunnel, Sydney Harbour Tunnel and Sydney Harbour Bridge control systems. The temporary devices installed need to operate within their current systems as well as an integrated road network. This means there is a need to commission multiple new devices, connected to multiple systems, whilst ensuring they do not interfere with the operability of the temporary devices. 

The integration of the latest technology, incorporated into an operating road network, is essential. To date the project has transitioned to traffic stage 1, enabled by the temporary ITS strategy deployed, including a temporary movable median, relocating multiple ITS devices and rearticulation of the fibre network connected to ITS nodes. 

The network operators are still able to manage and direct traffic through peak hours whilst ensuring that the public are informed about their journey. Future staging of the project will consist of deploying the new ITS devices, including latest technology advancements such as Digital Directional Signage, whilst decommissioning the temporary devices, all under live conditions; requiring an innovative, exceptionally planned ITS strategy.

Programme

17:30 - 17:35

Welcome

17:35 - 17:50

Presentation on the Challenge of maintaining an operational Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

17:50 - 18:00

Q&A

18:00 - 18:30

Annual General Meeting

18:30

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Speaker

Raed Dabit

Raed Dabit

DT Infrastructure

intelligent transport systems manager

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Raed Dabit

Raed Dabit, an accredited Chartered Professional Engineer in information, telecommunications, and electronics engineering, completed a bachelor's degree in telecommunications engineering with honours in 2005 at UNSW as well as a master’s in project management at UTS.

He worked for TfNSW for 12 years as a project manager within the intelligent transport systems space, managing project delivery for large and complex ITS projects including tidal flow schemes, heavy vehicle checking station technology and a variety of other road electronic infrastructure. He then transitioned over to industry, joining Downer in 2016 to manage the ITS maintenance and infrastructure delivery, delivering over $50M per annum in this space.

He is currently the ITS manager for NSW for DT Infrastructure delivery, forming an integral part of the business and managing a team delivering large and complex ITS Projects such as the Warringah Freeway Upgrade with an ITS delivery value of $80M.