Tonkin Consulting conducts road safety audits for the Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure, Local Government and private organisations to review and assess the safety implications of proposed road upgrades or of the existing road network. Tonkin Consulting’s accredited road safety auditors are qualified transport and traffic engineers who review the plans of the proposed upgrade, conduct site inspections, review and analyse traffic and crash statistics and identify potential safety issues for all road users associated with the proposal (or existing road).
Highway duplication | The duplication of the Sturt Highway from the Gawler Interchange to Kemp Road was audited twice in 2008; autumn and spring. The work was divided into two stages. Stage 1 included reviewing background documentation and developing an audit checklist. Stage 2 included two audit inspections and a compliance report detailing good practice and recommendations for issues raised.
Busy regional intersection | Road safety audit of a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of the Barossa Valley Way with Railway Terrace and Old Mill Road, Nuriootpa, in the Barossa Valley. Particular issues at this site included: the traffic mix using this road, which included B-double semi-trailers and cyclists, incorporation of a shared path with the roundabout design, the presence of a nearby railway crossing and access to adjoining commercial properties. The impact of a roundabout on cyclists (recreational, commuter and school children) was the focal point of this audit.
Major Arterial Road Upgrade | A road safety audit of Port Wakefield Road, extending from Anjanto Road at the northern extent, to the Salisbury Highway Interchange at the southern extent. The upgraded Port Wakefield Road needed to provide a minimum, but safe roadway during the construction and completion of the new Northern Corridor. Tonkin Consulting investigated the proposed upgrades to Port Wakefield Road at the detail design stage. Likely road safety issues confronting all road users expected to use the road were considered and assessed.