MDOT installing ITS on U.S. 49
HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin an Intelligent Technology Systems (ITS) project to install fiber optic cables along U.S. 49 from Hardy Street in Hattiesburg south to Elks Lake Road.
ITS combines computer and communications technology with real-time traffic management and information coordination.
Webster Electric Company of Meridian was awarded the $800,000 project, which will integrate the signals into the existing ITS system on U.S. 49 north of Hardy Street to Classic Drive. Once this phase of the project is completed, all of the signals on U.S. 49 through Hattiesburg will be a part of the centralized ACTRA signal server located at the recently opened Hattiesburg Regional Traffic Management Center (TMC) at the District Six Headquarters.
The ACTRA Signal System allows both MDOT and Hattiesburg Traffic Engineers remote access to the signals. Multiple signal timings can be configured for different times of the day based on traffic conditions. The goal is to reduce the starts and stops for motorists, resulting in a “green” improvement due to decreased drive times, reduced fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Still planning that summer vacation?
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Study: Mississippi has highest sales tax rate in U.S.
- Prescription for success — Transcript Pharmacy continues fast growth
- MSU researchers develop timber-management software
- New law on taxing methods hailed as big win for businesses
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- Panther Creek megasite — Putting a value proposition out there
- Panther Creek's location in medical industry zone boosts bio-med prospects
- BBB issues warning involving asphalt paving scam
- Running luxury car dealerships, like Mercedes of Jackson, comes naturally to Trudy Higginbotham Moody