There are three maintenance areas (OUAs) arranged along the Rusocin – Toruń section of the motorway: in Pelplin, Nowe Marzy and Grabowiec. OUAs are reserved solely for the road maintenance services. Their duties consist in keeping the road and its auxiliary facilities operational in the summer and winter, ensuring technical supervision over the repair works, organising and controlling the traffic, and clearing up incident sites. The OUA Pelplin includes the Motorway Management Centre operating 24 hours a day, and the Customer Service Centre. The Motorway Management Centre (CKR) plays the role of the “command post” for the works and actions taken on the road and sees to the safety and comfort of the road users. CKR cooperates directly with the Road Patrol, the maintenance service, and the toll collecting teams at the gates. The hub receives information from all observation systems and reporting units on the motorway – the meteorological stations, emergency phone booths, speed, weight and traffic intensity meters, etc. CKR analyses the data and issues instructions adequate to cope with the specific situation. For instance, it calls in the proper rescue forces to a road accident, distributes information on the driving conditions, and if a traffic lane is blocked or closed, its duty is to pass the information promptly to the drivers and alert the media about the traffic obstacles.
GTC S.A. and the Operator, Intertoll Polska, work hand in hand taking numerous actions to reduce the number of traffic incidents on the A1 Motorway. In effect, the A1 Motorway ensures comfort and safe travel to all its users.
Regular reviews of traffic incidents recorded on the road section under our management, conducted in collaboration with the Police lead to implementing additional solutions to enhance driving safety, e.g.:
additional safety barriers have been erected at selected overpasses
selected existing barriers have been extended in length
wild game fencing has been increased in height at locations where wildlife monitoring indicate potential occurrence of large game.
Moreover, the A1 AmberOne Motorway concessionaire:
has devised the Rescue Operations Plan which lays down the rules of collaboration among all rescue forces engaged in operations on the motorway;
facilitates emergency drills of the rescue forces on simulated accidents on the motorway;
organises regular meetings with the rescue services to discuss any proposed improvements relating to emergency operations;
with rescue services that drive on AmberOne A1 Motorway in mind we prepared a presentation which shows how rescue services can efficiently and safely use the motorway.