The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Oct. 3 that it expects to have closed-circuit cameras and speed and volume sensors at interchanges on Interstates 69 and 469 in fall 2020.
INDOT contractor Michiana Contracting will be paid $6.42 million to install the cameras also install dynamic message boards at specific overhead locations and IP communication to most traffic signals across the state.
According to an INDOT announcement, “Closed circuit cameras, along with speed and volume sensors, at interchanges allow INDOT to monitor the interstate for crashes, incidents and other concerns. Dynamic message boards give INDOT the ability to safely convey messages to travelers while they are driving.”
These “Information Technology Systems” will be placed in and around the Allen County area first, with more planned over the next five years along I-69 from the Michigan state line to mile marker 256/S.R. 26 in Grant County, the district’s southern limit, according to the announcement.
By 2024, all of I-69 and I-469 in the Fort Wayne District will be monitored via the systems.
INDOT cautioned drivers to watch for shoulder and lane closures, as well as reduced speed limits, in areas where contractors are working.