In Lake County, Illinois, TMC physical components cost $1.8 million.

TMC Physical Component Cost in Lake County, IL

September 2003
Lake County; Illinois; United States

Summary Information

In Lake County, Illinois, a traffic management center (TMC) was constructed to serve at a central hub for all communications related to real-time traffic and maintenance activities used to support advanced traffic management and signal system operations. The data below extracted from Table 9-1 of the source report highlights capital cost items in the preliminary budget.

Budget Item
Capital Cost
TMC PS&E (Plans, Specs. & Engineering) / Construction support (10%)
TMC Construction
Generator and Uninterrupted Power Supply
Video Wall
TMC Phones
TMC console
Office Furniture
Sub-Total TMC
Construction of Fiber Optic Infrastructure and
Comm. Backbone Equip. (per corridor)
3 Dynamic message signs
3 Highway advisory radios
5 CCTV cameras
20 Highway advisory radio signs
Field Elements and Comm. PS&E (10%)
Integration oversight and Mgmt.
System integration & ATMS Functions
Hardware and COTS Software
Signal System - Central (including integration)
Signal System - Firmware upgrades
Signal Timing
Sub-Total Excluding TMC

In addition to the capital costs listed above, the annual O&M costs required to maintain communications between the TMC and field devices using a fiber optic network were estimated at $2,400 per pan-tilt-zoom camera, $1,200 per master controller, and $600 per vehicle detection station camera.

Staffing requirements for the facility were estimated at $120,000 to $130,000 per year for two TMC Operators (initially 2 full time equivalents) as well as system support and administration. Training during the first year of operations was estimated at $20,000.

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Lake County TMC Study: Implementation Phasing Plan - Version 2.0

Published By: The National Engineering Technology Corporation

Source Date: September 2003

Other Reference Number: DCN 2020IIPPR2.0

System Cost

TMC physical components: $1.8 million (2003)


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Cost ID: 2008-00158