Real-time monitoring of traffic flow through the centre of Wagga Wagga is helping shape the fastest possible journeys during morning and afternoon peaks.

Wagga Wagga-based Nationals MLC Wes Fang said adjustments to traffic lights along the Sturt Highway as a result of real-time monitoring had helped reduce traffic congestion along the corridor.

“There has been a decrease in the number of vehicles queueing during morning and afternoon peaks, which ensures people are able to reach their destinations faster,” Mr Fang said.

“We are working hard to reduce the impact on traffic along the Sturt Highway corridor since the Eunony Bridge closed earlier this month for upgrades.”

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure Chris Gulaptis said the traffic light network through Wagga Wagga was designed to even out delays.

“Traffic engineers are monitoring peak-hour traffic from key intersections at Docker, Fox, Best and Baylis streets and Lake Albert Road using CCTV,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“There have already been significant improvements in traffic flow across the last few days.”

Electronic signs have also now been installed on the approaches to the intersection of Sturt Highway, Tarcutta Street and Lake Albert Road, encouraging motorists to consider other routes.

Transport for NSW advises the community to plan their journeys while work progresses on Wagga Wagga City Council’s Eunony Bridge project, allowing additional travel time or travelling outside morning and afternoon peaks where possible.