High-tech road safety network moving ahead

Dubbed the Intelligent Transportation System, the $24 million Northwest Florida network will include 183 traffic cameras, 135 microwave vehicle detectors, 40 travel time sensors, 17 overhead message signs, eight highway advisory radios, and three road and weather information sensors, FDOT spokesman Ian Satter said.
Satter said the Intelligent Transportation System will allow the agency to monitor the highway for crashes in real time and be able to detect incident locations and assess the severity of accidents. The network also will improve response time by emergency responders and equipment.