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ITS Network Expansion for I-75 in Sumter and Marion Counties

  

Ocala, FL – An overhaul is coming for the District 5 Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Network along Interstate 75 in Sumter and Marion Counties. A $4.7 million Design/Build contract to expand the ITS Network on the interstate from south of State Road 44 in Wildwood to north of US 27 in Ocala, will be kicking off this month.

 

Prime contractor, Traffic Control Devices, Inc., along with design firm, Traffic Engineering Data Solutions, will be replacing and/or installing the following ITS elements, and incorporating them into the existing Traffic Management Center in Orlando:

·         Colored Dynamic Message Signs (DMS)

·         Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV)

·         Microwave Vehicle Detector Stations (MVDS)

·         Fiber Optic Cable

 

The majority of the work will take place off the road, without much impact to the traveling public. Some nighttime lane closures, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. should be expected however when the contractor conducts mast arms and overhead signs installations. The project is estimated to complete in fall 2015.

 

Weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances could alter work schedules.

 

Media inquiries about this project should be directed to the D5 FDOT Public Information Office at 386-943-5479. Individuals with project-specific questions may contact Irina Lallemand, Public Involvement Coordinator, at 352-427-4054 or irina.lallemand@dot.state.fl.us.

 

The Florida Department of Transportation urges travelers to exercise caution and awareness when driving through construction zones. Also please buckle up, and don’t text and drive.