Monday 05 August 2019
Traffic and Highway Services has updated the road works information map, formerly www.iris.gov.gg.
The map is now available via www.gov.gg/roadworks. The new website includes updated mapping software and base layer information. It also provides additional information on:
- Affected bus routes;
- The location of the works within the road;
- An improved search and reporting functionality; and
- Provides an automated list of all the current major road works via a new 'Summary Traffic Report' link.
In addition to this, the back-office system is also being upgraded with improved functionality for users of the system. The IRIS system has been used by the States and all utility companies to manage street-based activities since 2003. The new system expands on this and includes: improved coordination checks; new processes for inspections; reinstatements and recording defects; improved reporting; and simplified application processes. It is also fully web-based, meaning that the system can be updated more easily, allowing for roadworks information to be made available to the public and other key stakeholders much faster.
The new back office system is called 'Trafficworx' and was developed by local company Integrated Skills Limited (ISL), who also provided the IRIS system. Over recent years, ISL have been working with Jersey to implement, develop and introduce the system. Most of the processes and requirements are common across both Guernsey and Jersey, and therefore, it was agreed that 'Trafficworx' would be implemented locally along with some Guernsey specific elements and changes.
The budget, including contingency, for this project is £103,000. The upgrade is still ongoing and so it is not possible to provide a final figure. However, we are very confident it will be delivered within the budgeted figure.