INDOT testing technology to improve work zone safety and flow

Officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation are testing a new way to apply tracking technology to improve safety and traffic flow through construction zones.
It’s the same kind of technology used in Fox59 Morning Traffic reports, and several smart phone apps and GPS systems. It tracks the movement and speeds of cell phone signals in vehicles. While the technology itself is not new, its application to INDOT projects would be.
INDOT spokesperson Will Wingfield told Fox59 only a handful of states are using the tracking technology to alert drivers who are approaching slowdowns and backups. If the testing proves beneficial, it could be used to broadcast information on dynamic warning signs along interstates.