Unit Costs (Unadjusted)

Equipment Costs for Roadside Information (RS-I)

Note: The date in parentheses under the capital cost value and O&M cost value represents the dollar year of the cost values. All costs are in $K.
Unit Cost Element IDAS # Life
Years
Capital Cost
$K
(Source Year)
O&M Cost
$K/year
(Source Year)
Description View Sample Unit Cost Entries
Roadside Message SignRS0102050.0 - 75.0
(1995)
2.5 - 3.75
(1995)
Fixed message board for HOV and HOT lanes.
Wireline to Roadside Message SignRS013206.0 - 9.0
(1995)
Wireline to DMS (0.5 mile upstation).
Dynamic Message SignRS0151047.0 - 117.0
(2005)
2.3 - 6.0
(2005)
Low capital cost is for smaller DMS installed along arterial. High capital cost is for full matrix, LED, 3-line, walk-in DMS installed on freeway. Cost does not include installation.
Dynamic Message Sign TowerRS0162025.0 - 120.0
(2005)
Low capital cost is for a small structure for arterials. High capital cost is for a larger structure spanning three to four lanes. DMS tower structure requires minimal maintenance.
Dynamic Message Sign - Portable1418.3 - 24.0
(2005)
0.6 - 1.8
(2005)
Trailer mounted DMS (three-line, 8-inch character display); includes trailer, solar or diesel powered, and equipped with cellular modem for remote communication and control. Operating costs are for labor and replacement parts.
Highway Advisory RadioRS0172015.0 - 35.0
(2005)
0.6 - 1.0
(2005)
Capital cost is for a 10-watt HAR. Includes processor, antenna, transmitters, battery back-up, cabinet, rack mounting, lighting, mounts, connectors, cable, and license fee. Super HAR costs an additional $9K to $10K (larger antenna). Primary use of the super HAR is to gain a stronger signal.
Highway Advisory Radio Sign105.0 - 9.0
(2005)
0.25
(2005)
Cost is for a HAR sign with flashing beacons. Includes cost of the controller.
Roadside Probe Beacon RS02055.0 - 8.0
(2001)
0.5 - 0.8
(2001)
Two-way device (per location).
LED Count-down Signal100.325 - 0.450
(2001)
Costs range from low (two 12x12-inch dual housing unit) to high (16x18-inch single housed unit). Signal indicates time remaining for pedestrian to cross, and a walk or don't walk icon. Count-down signals use low 8-watt LED bulbs, which require replacement approximately every five to seven years.
Pedestrian Crossing Illumination System527.5 - 42.0
(2003)
2.75 - 4.20
(2001)
The capital cost range includes cost of equipment and installation. Equipment includes fixtures, four lamps per lane for a three lane crosswalk, controller, pole, and push button activator. Installation is estimated at 150% to 200% of the total equipment cost. Capital cost would be greater if the system included automated activation of the in-pavement lighting system. O&M is approximately 10% of the equipment cost.
Variable Speed Display Sign3.7 - 5.0
(2001)
Low range is for a variable speed limit display system. High range includes static speed sign, speed detector (radar), and display system.
Other Unit Cost Elements----Summary values under development