Nearly 300 DMS are deployed across the state and are used for displaying real-time information to warn motorists of incidents, roadwork or congestion downstream that may be a potential safety hazard or may cause delays. When it comes to weather related messages, MnDOT has limited DMS usage to blizzard warnings or unexpected/isolated conditions that make catch a motorist by surprise. Concerns over displaying weather ...more »
Traffic and Safety
After noticing numerous private contractors, working off of state highway shoulders and right of ways, with improper, or, lack of, temporary traffic control devices, or signs, I reached out to other employees, for their opinion, and, found out I was not alone. After consulting supervisors, TGS's, in both, maintenance, and construction, I could not find a clear answer on who enforces this area. I contacted a safety director, ...more »
To implement the large anchor bolting tightening guidelines and specifications derived from the results of the current research project: "Re-tightening Large Anchor Bolts of Support Structures for Signs and Luminaires", which will be completed by the end of June 2018. This implementation project will include the tasks to generate workshop materials and three to four web-based training videos in anchor bolt tightening ...more »
When employees are working in the plenum space above the road inside the tunnel they have no ability to communicate with one another which poses a significant risk should an emergency occur inside the tunnel while employees are working. A communications system with radios & repeaters would make work much safer and provide piece of mind for employees while working so they can focus on the task at hand...
This project would integrate the TeTRIS and TICAS Freeway Performance Tools into one system. The Traffic Information & Condition Analysis System (TICAS) was developed for the RTMC several years ago to help extract RTMC freeway data and develop performance measures for the metro freeway system. TeTRIS is currently being developed to be able to monitor travel time reliability on metro freeways. This project would combine ...more »