Hawkeye technology is being used to assist in looking after the 600 kilometre road network in Bankstown.
Mayor of Bankstown, Councillor Khal Asfour, said a revolutionary data collection vehicle is now cruising our streets, analysing the condition of our roads.
“The review of our roads is an important part of our road maintenance program,” Mayor Asfour said.
“To better understand the condition of our roads, we have commissioned the Hawkeye 2000 Network Survey Vehicle to capture and collate this data.
“It looks a bit like Big Brother on wheels.”
The data collection vehicle uses:
Mayor Asfour said the vehicle collect vital information on pavement cracking and the condition and roughness of our roads.
“It will visit every street in our road network this month,” Mayor Asfour said.
“The information gathered will help identify and prioritise projects based on their urgency.”
Council carries out more than $2 million as part of its annual roads maintenance program, while around $10 million will be invested on capital works for roads in 2012/13.