A new camera and network system will help watch you as you drive I-10. That work is ongoing and you will soon be able to see messages from the state as the government helps track what is going on.
District Three FDOT says construction crews are installing foundations and support poles along Interstate 10 (I-10) for a new Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). Drivers will encounter intermittent and alternating lane closures on I-10 east and westbound in Okaloosa and Walton counties from County Road 189 (Exit 45) to one mile east of State Road 285 (Exit 70), Monday, Jan. 5 through Wednesday, Jan. 7. The lane closures will occur primarily during daytime hours.
The FDOT says ITS is the application of advanced communications technologies, Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV), Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) and Vehicle Detection Systems (VDS), that assist in managing our transportation systems to enhance the efficiency and safety of our roadways.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has deployed Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) field devices, traffic signal equipment, and telecommunications systems throughout the state. These subsystems are comprised of a complex network of fiber optic and electrical cables, wireless paths, electronics, and field devices that are constantly changing through system expansions, routine maintenance, and equipment upgrades. FDOT needed a tool with proven capability for managing a statewide communication network as well as the ability to manage a wide range of transportation industry equipment assets. The FDOT has chosen the ITS Facility Management System (ITSFM).
The planned construction activities are weather dependent and may be re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. For more information, follow the Florida Department of Transportation District Three on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl or like us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/MyFDOTNWFL.