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PAUL J. MANNIX – ATKINS TRAFFIC ENGINEERING GROUP MANAGER FDOT DISTRICT TWO: I-75 FOG AND SMOKE DETECTION PROJECT ITS Georgia September 2013.

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1 PAUL J. MANNIX – ATKINS TRAFFIC ENGINEERING GROUP MANAGER FDOT DISTRICT TWO: I-75 FOG AND SMOKE DETECTION PROJECT ITS Georgia September 2013

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3 3 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

4 PROJECT AREA I-75 and US 441 across Paynes Prairie State Park and Wildlife Preserve Open grassland and wetlands Frequent fog Short distance along the roads 4

5 5 PROJECT AREA

6 6 INCIDENT DEBRIEF January 29, 2012 at 12:30 AM Fires around prairie due to arson Road closures earlier in day but reopened shortly before accident Zero visibility due to fog and smoke 12 passenger cars and 7 trucks 11 fatalities

7 7 INCIDENT DEBRIEF

8 SOLUTION University of Central Florida Study Money from Legislature Expedited Design and Construction Letting ITS Devices for Detection and Warning Visibility Sensors Thermal Cameras Beacon Signs Dynamic Message Signs 8

9 DEPLOYMENT 11 miles of I-75 2 miles of US CCTV cameras 21 Vehicle detectors 5 Dynamic Message Signs 3 Flashing Beacon Signs 12 Visibility sensors 2 Thermal Imaging cameras 5 BlueTOAD sensors 8 Wireless jump spots 9

10 I-75 GAINESVILLE ITS DEPLOYMENT 10

11 OPERATIONS Automated sensors Automated software Weekday operations in Gainesville Night/Weekend operations in Jacksonville ½ mile minimum visibility threshold Set alerts 11

12 QUESTIONS? PETER VEGA, P.E. FDOT DISTRICT TWO ITS ENGINEER (904) PAUL J. MANNIX, P.E., PTOE ATKINS - TRAFFIC ENGINEERING GROUP MANAGER (407)


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