The NHVR will soon release the heavy vehicle National Network Map, which will enable users to see all national road network information in one central location.
Being launched on December 20, 2023, the NHVR says the new map supports improved heavy vehicle access efficiency and decision making by bringing together the state-based heavy vehicle networks and displaying them together.
“We have worked closely with our jurisdictional partners, including South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, and the Australian Capital Territory to transition their networks and achieve this important outcome,” the NHVR said.
Key features of the new National Network Map will include:
- Providing the single authoritative map to enable the heavy vehicle industry to route their journeys on approved networks.
- Being able to view available networks across borders in one location (removing the need to go to multiple state websites).
- The ability to search by and view available networks for more than 1000 heavy vehicle configurations.
- Providing real time changes to road networks to ensure availability of the most accurate network access information.
Other benefits include an easily identifiable view of approved, conditional or restricted routes using a traffic light colour scheme, and map layers that can be turned on and off to identify rest areas, height restrictions and road disruptions.
From December20, the National Network Map will be accessible on the NHVR website or through NHVR Portal accounts.
A series of webinars will be held in the lead-up to the launch to provide a walkthrough of how to use the map. Dates and details can be found here.