Jen Ward 540-387-5238
March 30, 2015
NEW INTERSTATE 77 TRAFFIC CAMERAS AVAILABLE on 511 VIRGINIA
Additional signs, weather stations and variable speed limits system to be installed this summer
SALEM – The Virginia Department of Transportation has added 15 new traffic cameras on Interstate 77 to its 511 travel information system and will add an additional nine over the next few months. The cameras can be viewed on the 511Virginia.org website which provides real time information about road conditions and traffic congestion.
The camera’s locations on I-77 are between the North Carolina state line and mile marker 14 in Carroll County. The cameras will help VDOT to monitor traffic and weather conditions such as fog on Fancy Gap Mountain. Each camera site cost approximately $40,000.
In late 2014, VDOT completed the last components of $6.3 million in infrastructure installation to support the cameras and an Active Traffic and Safety Management System (ATSMS) that will be installed this summer. The support infrastructure included 17.5 miles of utility conduit and fiber optic cable and a 15-mile electric power grid.
Now that the new infrastructure is in place, an ATSMS will be installed this summer and become operational this fall. The ATSMS will include a network of signs, additional weather detection stations and a variable speed limit system.
In February 2014, the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a $7.5 million contract to G4S Technology, Inc. from Springfield, to design and build the ATSMS.
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