G4S Lands $12M in Contracts With the Virginia Dept. of Transportation

Project includes providing Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) equipment and services.

OMAHA, Neb. – G4S Technology has been awarded contracts totaling $12 million by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to provide fiber optic infrastructure and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) equipment and services near Waynesborough, Va.

Under the terms of the project, G4S is providing electronic messaging signs designed to keep travelers informed of traffic changes and weather conditions along a 13-mile stretch of I64W. The systems integrator will also install additional traffic cameras for improved corridor surveillance, a Road Weather Information System (RWIS), visibility detection sensors to improve the existing fog-light system, and fiber optic infrastructure to support the operations of the system.

The contracts are part of the VDOT Active Traffic and Safety Management System project, a major public safety initiative of Terry McAuliffe, the governor of Virginia.

Due to high traffic crash rates in this portion of Virginia, the specific areas of roadway to receive the improvements begin at mile-marker 94 to mile-marker 107 over the Afton Mountain, and a 12-mile segment of I-77 along a mountainous portion of Fancy Gap.

“Our system will both improve traffic congestion and, ultimately, save lives by safeguarding travelers as they pass through this high-risk area,” says Sam Belbina, president of G4S. “The benefits of this ITS system are designed to stand the test of time and elements to continue to benefit Virginia for years to come.”

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