In the US state of Florida, road employees can now use their cell phones to provide GPS providers lane closure information while on the job. The Lane Closure Notification System (LCNS), according to the Florida Department of Transportation and software-as-a-service provider one. the network is a state-wide technology pilot that is unique in its kind.
The project will use Live Link, a unique shared road management platform developed by one. a network that seamlessly links with the country’s top GPS companies. According to one. network, drivers in the US can now rely on fast and reliable work zone information via their choice navigation app or device. In order to protect workers and motorists, FDOT will mandate that all companies hired to build new roads adopt Live Link over the next months.
Hundreds of road construction work zone supervisors have received technology training in advance of the launch. They will receive one from the safety project. Workers may geometrically draw out lane closures for each work zone construction site using the network’s Live Link smartphone app, and with the touch of a button, close and open the lanes in almost real-time.
One. network’s map-based platform, which includes the Live Link app, can ingest and standardise different traffic data sources, visualise the data using a user-friendly interface, and offer APIs for distribution to outside parties. API, or application programming interface, enables the communication between two or more computer programmes.
One. network will also interface with Florida’s SunGuide traffic management system as part of the pilot project to gather data on traffic incidents and other construction projects and, for the first time, share an aggregated data stream with GPS providers. Under the current pilot initiative, information on planned construction will be posted; eventually, maintenance, utilities, and other projects may be considered for inclusion.
The computerised updates will mention any adjustments to the posted speed restrictions and the presence of workers. The data will then be sent directly to GPS firms, which will update their maps for the benefit of the general driving public’s safety and planning. The Florida Department of Transportation’s seven regional districts, which collectively total more than 12,000 miles (19,300 kilometres) of state roadways, including Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, a division of the Florida DOT that manages toll roads in the state, will all be included in the pilot.
Over the next six months, it’s estimated that more than 500 construction projects will be included in the test rollout. The one. network platform is now being used by more than 100 road authorities in the UK, but this will be its first use in the US.
According to James Harris, founder and CEO of one. network, “the data and technology we’re providing to this programme delivers crucial work zone information straight into the vehicles and devices of road users.” “We can finally begin to reverse the tragedy of work zone deaths and injuries that has become an intolerable reality on our roadways, thanks to visionary agencies like FDOT leading the way.”
Florida had more than 53,000 collisions involving work zones from 2017 to 2021, accounting for 356 fatalities and 1,904 serious injuries. According to Jared Perdue, secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation, “This cutting-edge real-time Lane Closure Notification System is the first of its type in North America and will be critical for increasing construction worker and motorist safety in work zones throughout Florida.”
We are grateful for the chance to be the first in the country to deploy this cutting-edge technology, and we look forward to working with our construction, maintenance, and technology partners in the future to promote FDOT’s safety objectives. a provider of software as a service One. the network offers tools to organise, discuss, and analyse actions affecting road users to road agencies, utility providers, and other organisations that depend on open roadways.