Florida DOT Tries New Tech to Improve Work Zone Safety

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has announced the launch of a yearlong technology pilot program to improve safety for those driving and working on the state’s roadways…

This work involves one.network’s Live Link application, which lets work zone supervisors in the state map closures and deliver real-time alerts about the status of work zones.

James Harris, founder and CEO of one.network, explained that Live Link allows work crews to input lane closure information as soon as the first cone is placed. Additionally, they can indicate temporary speed restrictions and the number of workers present in a specific zone. The tool leverages the on-the-ground knowledge of the workers at these sites.

After the construction supervisors input this information, Tillander explained that it is then shared with third-party navigation app providers, and those providers publish the data for road users through various apps.