Project Background Project Intent Assist in the automated detection of dust storms, advise motorists of incidents (primarily weather related), and help incident personnel manage and monitor the situation.
Project Sponsors –New Mexico Department of Transportation –Federal Highway Administration Project Stakeholder Agencies –Arizona Department of Public Safety –Arizona Department of Transportation –Bureau of Indian Affairs –City of Deming –City of El Paso Police Department –City of Las Cruces –City of Lordsburg –Dona Ana County –Federal Motor Carrier Safety Agency –Hidalgo County –Gila Regional Medical Center –Grant County –Luna County –New Mexico Department of Public Safety –New Mexico State Police –NMSU –South Central Council of Governments –South Central RPO –Southwest RPO –Texas Department of Public Safety –Town of Silver City –US Border Patrol Utilities –Columbus Electric Cooperative –Qwest –El Paso Electric Company –Western New Mexico Telephone –Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM)
Project Execution La Playa Region Lordsburg Deming Las Cruces La Playa Region – MP 5 to 15 (High frequency) Lordsburg East – MP 24 to MP 34 (Medium Frequency) Various Deming to Las Cruces (Low to Medium Frequency)
Closing “If motorists see a dust storm crossing the road or are engulfed in one, they should pull off the highway a safe distance and wait for the dusty conditions to pass. When stopped, turn off lights; set the emergency brake, and make sure the brake light is off.
Thank You! David Wilson, P.E. Gannett Fleming West, Inc. Phone: 505-265-8468 Email: email@example.com