Presentation on theme: "FDOT District Two: I-75 FOG AND SMOKE DETECTION PROJECT"— Presentation transcript:
1 FDOT District Two: I-75 FOG AND SMOKE DETECTION PROJECT ITS GeorgiaSeptember 2013FDOT District Two: I-75 FOG AND SMOKE DETECTION PROJECTPaul j. mannix – atkinstraffic Engineering group manager
2 FDOT D-2 covers 18 counties in Northeast Florida – nearly 12000 square miles Includes Jacksonville on the east side and Gainesville/Lake City on the west side2556 centerline miles
3 Florida department of transportation FDOT – 7 districts plus Turnpike
4 Project area I-75 and US 441 across Paynes Prairie State Park and Wildlife PreserveOpen grassland and wetlandsFrequent fogShort distance along the roadsI-75 – 2.5 miles across prairieUS 441 – just under 2 miles across prairie
5 Project area I-75 – Micanopy (CR 234) to Gainesville (Archer Road) US441 – just south of Prairie to just north of PrairiePoint out green – Paynes Prairie
6 INCIDENT DEBRIEF January 29, 2012 at 12:30 AM Fires around prairie due to arsonRoad closures earlier in day but reopened shortly before accidentZero visibility due to fog and smoke12 passenger cars and 7 trucks11 fatalitiesPicture on left from a vehicle involved in the accident before the accident occurred.
7 INCIDENT DEBRIEFPictures of accident scene next morning
8 solution University of Central Florida Study Money from Legislature Expedited Design and Construction LettingITS Devices for Detection and WarningVisibility SensorsThermal CamerasBeacon SignsDynamic Message SignsStudy – this area was 5th on the priority list, however, the top 4 already had projects in the works.$4 million set aside by legislature for adding warning systems in fog prone areas - $2 million was given to this project.Started design in November 2012, completed design in June 2013Reduced advertisement time from 60 days to 30 days – letting to contractor will be in September
9 Deployment 11 miles of I-75 2 miles of US 441 17 CCTV cameras 21 Vehicle detectors5 Dynamic Message Signs3 Flashing Beacon Signs12 Visibility sensors2 Thermal Imaging cameras5 BlueTOAD sensors8 Wireless jump spotsSystem Manager project overseen by FDOTPartnership with City of GainesvilleOwner Furnished ItemsBosch CCTVWavetronix HD detectorsDaktronics full color signsOptical Scientific OWI-650 weather identifier and visibility sensor – measures visibility and detects rain, snow, drizzle, freezing and mixed precipitation conditionsFLIR Thermal camerasUbiquiti wireless devicesCabinets – being built and configured by City of Gainesville
10 I-75 GAINESVILLE ITS DEPLOYMENT Approximate locations of devices
11 Operations Automated sensors Automated software Weekday operations in GainesvilleNight/Weekend operations in Jacksonville½ mile minimum visibility thresholdSet alertsSunGuide software to take input of data, evaluate based on thresholds and provide alerts to operators of issues.
12 QUESTIONS? Paul J. mannix, P.E., ptoe Atkins - traffic Engineering group manager(407)Peter Vega, P.E.FDOT District Two ITS Engineer(904)