Smart Road Photo Gallery
This is a project of the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Tech’s Transportation Institute and Federal Highway Administration.
The Smart Road serves three purposes:
- A Blacksburg link with Interstate 81
- A transportation facility for public and private research
- Economic stimulus for area
Three kinds of overhead lights on height-adjustable poles configured to simulate 40-, 60- and 80-meter spacings.
Overlapping lighting and all-weather sections will aid development of higher visibility highway markings and signs. Smart Road demonstrates weather change at the touch of a button.
The control room overlooking the Smart Road where Virginia Tech researchers analyze data.
Research is underway on vehicles' rear signaling devices and the use of ultraviolet headlights.
The new bridge features local Hokie stone.
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