To improve safety in work zones across Minnesota, U of M researchers are working on a tagging and mapping system that can efficiently gather information about the layout of work zones, perform remote inspections, and disseminate warnings to drivers. The goal of this Statewide Work Zone Information System (SWIS) is to serve as a real-time database of active work zones from the moment the first advanced warning sign is placed to the time crews pack up. The project is funded by the Roadway Safety Institute. More details about the SWIS development and its features are discussed in this article.
Publisher: University of Minnesota, Center for Transportation Studies
Publication Date: February 2020
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Publication Types: News and Other Non-research Articles
Topics: Databases; Digital Mapping; Real Time Information; Traffic Control Devices; Work Zone Safety; Work Zones