The strategic case identified three problems: travel delays, road closures and vehicular crashes.
In consultation with key partners, the strategic case identified the following three problems:
A fourth problem, increasing traffic on State Highway 1 through urban areas is impacting local community safety, was found to require further investigation so the problem could be understood better. This will happen during the early part of the programme business case.
Key stakeholders identified the following benefits that could be realised if the problems were addressed:
The investigation shows the scale of problems will differ along the corridor depending on traffic volumes, traffic composition and the environment. The Transport Agency has determined that this investigation should progress to the next phase not only to review and confirm the problem statements and benefits, but also to assess smaller segments of the state highway corridor to gain a more detailed understanding of the scale of the problems.