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In Colorado, a Truck Tip-Over Warning System was deployed on I-70 at a cost of $446,687.


31 October 2006
Colorado,United States


Summary Information

In Colorado, a Truck Tip-Over Warning System was deployed on I-70 east bound just outside Idaho Springs to help prevent rollover crashes on sharp curves. The system consisted of two piezo weigh-in-motion (WIM) devices, traffic detectors, four fiber optic message signs, computer processing equipment and associated software, and a controller cabinet.

When vehicles were detected exceeding the maximum safe speed for their weight category, the warning system was activated and messages were displayed on otherwise blanked-out roadside message signs.

The low bid for the project was $446,687 (2002). The equipment list of the major components identified in the bid tabulation is presented in the table below.


EQUIPMENT LIST - MAJOR COMPONENTS OF BID TAB*

COST

Truck Tip Over Warning System (Ea.) (WIM)

$278,611

Blank Out Sign (Fiber Optic) (4 Ea.x 8,788 $/ea.)

$35,112

Steel Sign Post (W 6x12) (39.5 lf x 23 $/lf)

$908

Steel Sign Post (W 8x18) (33 lf x 32 $/lf)

$891

Concrete Footing (Type 3) (3 ea x 976 $/ea)

$2,928

Concrete Footing (Type 1) (2 ea x 941 $/ea)

$1,882
*Colorado DOT CoTrip, "Design Guidelines for Including ITS in Projects"


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Source

CVO/Freight and ITS Session (Presentation)

Author: Drakopoulos, Alex (Marquette University)

Design Guidelines for Including ITS in Projects, "Colorado DOT CoTrip, Web site URL http://www.cotrip.org/its/ITS Guidelines Web New Format 02-05/Web Solutions Packages/Truck Overturn Speed Advisory System.xls. Last Accessed 2 February 2008

Published By: Presentation at the 12th annual ITS Forum, Wisconsin Chapter of ITS America - Smartways. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Source Date: 31 October 2006

URL: http://www.smartways.org/meetings/2006ITSForum/presentations/3_Drakopoulos_CVSafety.pdf

System Cost

System Cost: $446,687 (2002).

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Cost ID: 2008-00178