Plans for a lorry park to be used to avert Brexit-related freight queues in Hampshire have been released.
The site on the A31 between Winchester and Alresford will have capabilities to hold and check paperwork on up to 235 HGVs per day in case of delays at Portsmouth International Ferry Port.
Waterlooville based Smart Video & Sensing Ltd have worked closely with Portsmouth City Council’s project team – as part of “Operation Transmission” – planning and installing over 23 Hikvision CCTV cameras at strategic points throughout Portsmouth, its approaches and at the A31 site. Images from the CCTV cameras are made available to the Project Team at Portsmouth and Hampshire via a unique purpose built video software package developed by SVS and allowing 24-hour access via a secure web browser.
Sites at the A31 and a slip road off he M275 near Tipner have been established to minimise delays at the port if lorries don’t have the correct documentation. The two en-route checkpoints will be monitored with CCTV providing early indication of any potential delays.
Commenting on the scheme, SVS Managing Director Peter Eccleson said, “SVS have collaborated closely with the Portsmouth team in developing this CCTV solution to maximise coverage in potential areas of traffic hold-up and have provided a unique easy access web-based site for the client and their various partners to view the camera images.”
SVS will provide maintenance support for the CCTV installation for the duration of this project.
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