Traffic and Safety

Road Weather Messaging on Dynamic Message Signs (DMS)

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 »

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Idea Submitted by : Brian Kary

List your MnDOT Office,District,City, County, Univ. or Other : Metro - RTMC

Idea Champion - Who at MnDOT/LRRB? : Brian Kary

Why is this a priority and what are the benefits for the State/County/City? :

Benefits would be to develop an automated system for weather related messages that could potentially improve safety but also ensure weather related messages are timely and accurate which would improve customer trust in the messaging.

Project Type - MnDOT or LRRB / Research, Implementation or TRS : MnDOT Implementation

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