Louisiana deployed seven flood detection and traffic evacuation monitoring stations for approximately $200,000.
|Type of Equipment||Purchase - Install Cost||Annual Maintenance Cost|
|Traffic Detection Equipment|
* Includes counter, surge protector, solar panel, mounting kit, gel cell, and cable.
** To be determined; estimated at $1,500 to $2,500.
Three agencies committed funding for the seven deployed Information Stations: LA DOTD, Louisiana Office of Emergency Planning (LOEP) [now called the Louisiana Office of Homeland Security Preparedness], and the USGS. With just over $200,000 in funding LA DOTD was able to deploy, test and maintain the seven stations. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provided $60,000 to LA DOTD, LOEP provided $140,000 and the USGS made available some Hydrowatch deployment and maintenance funds. LA DOTD estimates the costs for deploying and maintaining (for the first year) the additional 15 Information Stations at about $426,000.
Although, the typical cost for an Information Station is presented above, there is considerable variation in the costs of the Hydrowatch equipment. LA DOTD reported the installation costs of hydrographic station portion of the Information Station ranged from $2,500 to $24,500 with an average of $13,325. For annual operating and maintenance costs of the hydrographic station portion, LA DOTD reported a range of $2,000 to $13,000 with an average of about $7,000.
Author: Robert Haas, SAIC
Published By: Federal Highway Administration, U.S. DOT
Source Date: 11/1/2003
EDL Number: 13940URL: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib//jpodocs/repts_te//13940.html
Information Station deployment cost: $26,000 (approx.).
Information Station annual operations and maintenance cost: $14,000 (approx.).
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