Highway drivers have become accustomed to bold signs in work zones, advising them about lane reductions and travel delays. The City of Toronto is testing a similar concept as part of its Smart Work Zone pilot program to determine if it can ease congestion in road construction zones, making them safer for both drivers and construction workers. Beginning in July, the city deployed two Smart Work Zone trailers equipped with variable message sign boards and Bluetooth travel time detectors on the watermain project. The pilot project will last until the watermain work is completed in mid-fall.
Publication Date: October 15, 2018
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Publication Types: News and Other Non-research Articles
Topics: Bluetooth Technology; Congestion Management; Lane Closure; Portable Changeable Message Signs; Traffic Delay; Travel Time; Work Zone Safety; Work Zones