Total potential connected vehicle DSRC deployment costs at signalized intersections needing controller upgrades may cost on average $51,600 per site

Researchers identify costs for connected vehicle field infrastructure deployment and related costs in the United States


Summary Information

The USDOT in partnership with Transport Canada, AASHTO and in cooperation with other nationwide stakeholders, conducted analyses leading to a preliminary general concept of a national Connected Vehicle (CV) field infrastructure footprint. The footprint includes a general description for a proposed national deployment of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology including, applications, communications and deployment locations. The purpose of the National CV Field Infrastructure Footprint Analysis is to provide a vision for a fully deployed infrastructure footprint, to identify the activities and project timelines needed to achieve that footprint, and to estimate costs associated with the deployment.

Footprint analysis researchers determined that total potential costs associated with deploying connected vehicle infrastructure at a field site with DSRC are as summarized below in Table 1. Component costs at a particular site may include the costs directly associated with the deployment of DSRC equipment, the cost of upgrading backhaul equipment at each deployment site, and traffic signal controllers at signalized locations.

Table 1 -Total Potential DSRC Site Costs of Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment (Source: USDOT/AASHTO 2014)
Cost (2013$) at Signalized Intersection with Controller Upgrade
Cost (2013$) at Signalized Intersection without Controller Upgrade
Cost (2013$) at Other (Non-signalized) Location
(DSRC) Equipment and Site Deployment
Backhaul Upgrades and Deployment (Weighted Average)
Traffic Signal Controller Upgrades
Total Potential Site/Unit Cost

This report, dated June 2014, includes many more details of connected vehicle system costs. These findings along with the costs provide a valuable resource to those considering the implementation of connected vehicle infrastructure.

System Cost Comments

No comments posted to date

Comment on this System Cost

To comment on this summary, fill in the information below and click on submit. An asterisk (*) indicates a required field. Your name and email address, if provided, will not be posted, but are to contact you, if needed to clarify your comments.


National Connected Vehicle Field Infrastructure Footprint Analysis Final Report

Author: Wright, James (AASHTO),

Published By: U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) ITS Joint Program Office (JPO)

Source Date: 06/27/2014

Other Reference Number: Report No. FHWA-JPO-14-125


System Cost

Total potential DSRC site costs at signalized intersection with controller upgrade $51,600, Total potential DSRC site costs at signalized intersection without controller upgrade $48,400, Total potential DSRC site costs at other (non-signalized) location $48,400


Average User Rating

5 (1 rating)

Rate this System Cost

(click stars to rate)

Related Unit Cost Subsystems

Roadside Telecommunications (RS-TC)


DSRC, signal controller, deployment, backhaul, upgrade, V2I, connected vehicle

Cost ID: 2014-00328