Cost

In Washington state, the Mount St. Helens traveler information system was installed at a cost of $499,526.

A traveler information system that transmits road weather and traffic information wirelessly to the transportation management center.


June 2009
Washington SR 504; Washington; United States


Summary Information

The Mount St. Helens Traveler Information System, deployed on Washington State Road 504, cost of $499,526.00. The equipment deployed included the following.
  • Road weather information services (RWIS) station on SR 504 at Bear Creek (milepost 35).
  • Highway advisory station (HAR) on I-5 at the junction of SR 504 in Castle Rock.
  • Closed circuit TV(CCTV) camera on SR 504 at the U.S. Forest Service Learning Center (milepost 33).
  • Variable message sign (VMS) on eastbound SR 504 at Milepost 0.75 (just off of I-5).
  • Wireless communications system to transmit the data to the Southwest Region Transportation Management Center (TMC).
  • No additional staff or funding was provided for operations or maintenance of this project.



    Notes

    The weather information is made available to the public (via the Washington State DOT (WSDOT) website), WSDOT maintenance crews, WSDOT traffic operations and maintenance personnel, U. S. Forest Service employees, and the Washington State Patrol.

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Source

ITS Evaluation Framework - Phase 2 Continuation (2009) Seventeen Projects

Author: Peter M. Briglia, Jr.

Source Date: June 2009

URL: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/research/reports/fullreports/672.2.pdf

System Cost

Traveler Information System with wireless communications system (RWIS, HAR, CCTV, VMS) - $499,526.00

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Cost ID: 2012-00253