North Carolina DOT leased its first smart work zone system along I-95 near Fayetteville at a cost of $235,000.
The NCDOT leased the I-95 smart work zone system. The lease consisted of three contract pay items: mobilization, monthly rental, and remobilization. The successful bid was guaranteed for four months usage not to exceed 10 months. The total bid was $235,000 with a breakout as follows:
Monthly rental: $15,000 (for the equipment)
The total cost of a smart work zone system depends on several factors, as noted by NCDOT experience:
- How much equipment is required for monitoring
- How long and the duration of the work zone, and if both directions require simultaneous monitoring
- What type of communication technology is used/required (e.g., radio, cellular, microwave, or satellite)
- How complex is the system (e.g., software, communications)
In addition to the Fayetteville smart work zone deployment, NCDOT deployed four other smart work zone systems: three along I-95 near Rocky Mount, Kenly, and Four Oaks, and one along I-85 near Charlotte. Theses systems were also contracted/leased from specific vendors.
“ITS In Work Zones: Traveler Information and a Whole Lot More” Tracy Scriba, presentation at the 2002 World Congress on ITS, October 14 – 17, 2002, Chicago, IL.
Presentation, "Essential Elements of a SMARTZONE Contract," by Steve Kite, NC DOT, at theITS in Work Zones Workshop and Peer Exchange, 12-13 September 2005, St. Loius, Missouri
Author: Steve Kite, PE, Traffic Control Engineer, North Carolina DOT
Published By: North Carolina DOT
Source Date: 3 June 2003URL: http://www.ncdot.org/doh/preconstruct/traffic/conference/reports/tc2.pdf
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