|Construction zones are inherently dangerous places – for both construction crews and motorists. With President Bush’s signing in 2005 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: a Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), states are required to install temporary traffic control devices around federally-funded construction projects. Accurate traffic flow information is vital for state officials to know what types of control devices are necessary. Inductive loop systems, which until recently were deployed widely in urban areas, are buried in roadway pavement and as a result fail as soon as construction work begins, leaving DOT and other officials blind.
SpeedInfo’s real-time data service provides multiple benefits for state officials eager to comply with this mandate. Sensors are quickly and easily installed, and because they are solar powered, no electrician is required. A single crew can deploy approximately 15-20 sensors per day. SpeedInfo provides data to DOTs the same day as the sensors are installed, in most instances.