The Pacific Highway links Sydney and Brisbane, and is a major contributor to the country’s economic activity. The Tintenbar to Ewingsdale section of this motorway measures some 17 km in length, beginning at the northern end of the Ballina bypass, at Ross Lane, and running as far as the Ewingsdale interchange. It includes a 430 m double tunnel with two lanes per tube: the Santa Elena tunnel.
SICE was contracted by Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) to design, supply, integrate, test and commission the Operations Management Control System (OMCS) and ITS subsystems.
-Variable-message signalling (VMS, LUMS, VSLS, TMS);
-Automatic Video Incident Detection (AVID) System;
-Motorist Emergency Telephone System (METS);
-Radio relay system;
-Vehicle detection systems;
-Overheight Vehicle Detection System;
-Traffic control system;
-Tunnel closure system (boom gates, movable median strips);
-Air quality system;
-Jet Fan Ventilation System;
-Communication network: and
Following completion of the project, SICE was contracted to carry out all maintenance work on this section of the Pacific Highway, including all preventive maintenance of both the ITS systems (tunnel and open-air road) and the OMCS solution (SICE’s SIDERA).
After 7 years of service, TfNSW signed a new contract with SICE to upgrade the OMCS version and renew some of its ITS systems. Following the successful upgrade of the OMCS, SICE is providing support and maintenance services for the OMCS and associated subsystems, for an extendable period of 2 years.