The highway advisory radio (HAR) system deployed at Blewett/Stevens pass in Washington State included a portable HAR unit ($30,000), and two fixed HAR stations ($15,000 each).

July 2001
Washington,United States

Summary Information

Washington State DOT has implemented three highway advisory radios (HAR) along the Blewett/Stevens Pass to provide weather and road condition information to travelers and maintenance crews. One portable and two fixed HAR stations were deployed. Capital cost including equipment, cabinets, antennas, and installation was $15,000 for each fixed HAR site, and $30,000 for each portable unit. Annual O&M costs of $1,000 were based on prior experience to operate and maintain.

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Cost Estimates for Blewett/Stevens Pass Highway Advisory Radios

Published By: ITS Joint Program Office, U.S. DOT

Source Date: July 2001

System Cost

Portable HAR cost: $30,000 (2001).

Fixed HAR equipment and site work cost: $15,000 each (2001).

Annual O&M cost: $1,000 per HAR (2001).


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Cost ID: 2003-00016