Loudoun County, in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), deployed an intelligent transportation system (ITS) on Monday that includes closed-circuit color television (CCTV) cameras and dynamic message boards (DMS) at five locations, according to an Oct. 15 release.
By connecting CCTV cameras, VDOT’s transport operations center can keep abreast of incidents on the roads and share accurate information with the public, traffic journalists, law enforcement and law enforcement agencies. relief, “officials said in the statement.
In addition, information on Loudoun County roads will be added to VDOT’s regional transport operation network, the statement said. The signs will allow drivers to be better informed and to make safer and better coordinated commuting decisions.
The county installed the ITS devices at what they said were key locations:
– Route 50 east of Tall Cedar Parkway
– Route 50 east of Loudoun County Parkway
– Route 50 east of Stone Spring Boulevard
– Loudoun County Parkway north of Route 50
– Bypass of route 7 west of route 15
Each site will have two dynamic messaging panels – one oriented in each direction of traffic, – a CCTV camera on a pole extension and a cabinet for ITS equipment, the statement said. The equipment will be placed in the middle of the road. DMS and CCTV cameras will be integrated into the statewide VDOT 511 system so that users can get the most recent information, accessible through the VDOT website, by phone or through a smartphone app.
The Loudoun County Supervisory Board approved and allocated funds in the FY2019 budget for the project. The county completed the design in September 2020 and the VDOT administered the construction of the project.
VDOT provided the county with surplus ITS equipment from the recently decommissioned I-66 active traffic management system, saving the county the expense of purchasing new units and promoting the sustainable practice of reallocation of traffic. equipment.
Loudoun County provides traffic alerts through Alert Loudoun, the county’s email and text message notification system. To register for the “Traffic and Road Closures in Loudoun” category, go to loudoun.gov/alert.