FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a tentative timeline for expanded Information Technology Systems (ITS) to be installed and deployed along I-469 and I-69 in Allen County.
INDOT says work is expected to begin on or after Monday, Oct. 7, weather permitting.
Covering more than 60 miles in Allen County, the upgrades include:
- Closed circuit cameras at interchanges
- Speed and volume sensors at interchanges
- Dynamic message boards at specific overhead locations
- IP communication to most traffic signals across the state
- Closed circuit cameras, along with speed and volume sensors, at interchanges allow INDOT to monitor the interstate for crashes, incidents and other concerns.
Dynamic message boards give INDOT the ability to safely send messages to travelers while they are driving.
Drivers are cautioned to watch for shoulder and lane closures, as well as reduced speed limits, in areas where contractors are working.
INDOT asks for drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through any active work zone.
The cameras will be deployed in and around the Allen County area first, with additional ITS installations planned over the next five years along I-69 from the Michigan State Line to mile marker 256/S.R. 26 in Grant County.
INDOT says by 2024, all of I-69 and I-469 in the Fort Wayne District will be monitored via ITS.
Work on the projects is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2020, weather permitting.
The contract was awarded to INDOT contractor Michiana Contracting for $6.42 million.