The PCL+FIGG Team is using Smart Work Zone Equipment which provides
Advanced Traveler Information during the construction of the new I-91
bridges. A full array of Portable Changeable Message Signs (PCMS),
Wavetronics radar traffic sensors, and video cameras broadcast live data
to a public website created for this Project.
Click Here for Live Traffic Cameras.
The general public can view the construction Work Zone traffic conditions real time 24/7 at several locations and see the messages posted on the PCMS’s. The site’s traffic sensors continuously monitors traffic volumes through the Work Zone and alters PCMS messages regarding potential delays or expected travel times to certain destinations automatically based on pre-determined congestion thresholds, e.g. during peak commuting times. VTrans and the PCL+FIGG Team have access to the administrative side of the online website and monitor the Work Zone for traffic congestion and incidents requiring emergency responses, such as disabled vehicles or crashes. When situations such as these do occur and public notification is warranted, the PCL+FIGG Team will be able to respond quickly and alert drivers remotely through changes in the PCMS messaging and the online website.
A text alert system for the project makes it possible to receive text notifications of closings or time sensitive project-related traffic issues. People can sign up by texting the word “I91Brat” to 313131 or by using the signup widget on the project website homepage.