When a post-opening audit is commissioned, normally the project is of a magnitude that has also required a pre-opening audit. The post opening audit checks that issues raised in the pre-opening audit have been adequately addressed, and has a particular emphasis on how all road users are coping with the new road facility and whether any significant operational problems are being observed (above and beyond normal teething issues).
Why undertake a post-opening audit?
- To check that issues raised in the pre-opening audit have been satisfactorily addressed
- Often not all road features are complete at the time of the pre-opening audit, hence it is also an opportunity to check the completed road
- To check that traffic is coping adequately with the new road conditions