The I-4 Beyond the Ultimate team knows that effective maintenance of traffic incorporates safe, reliable and continuous traffic flow. We have developed a comprehensive traffic management plan that addresses the complexity of the I-4 Beyond the Ultimate project while also minimizing impacts to the traveling public. Intelligent Transportation Systems and the Regional Traffic Management Center are playing a key role in managing traffic, and you can learn more about these efforts in this section.
How Intelligent Transportation Systems Are Transforming Travel
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) bring together many technologies to improve traffic conditions on Florida’s interstates and other major highways. ITS integrates a broad range of wireless and hard-wired communications devices, including live traffic cameras, roadside sensors and dynamic message signs. ITS, operated through regional traffic management centers, helps monitor and manage traffic flow, reduce congestion and provide alternate routes to travelers.
Florida’s statewide ITS program, SunGuide, allows centers around the state to communicate with one another in times of emergency and heavy traffic.
The real-time ITS information collected is used by law enforcement, Road Rangers and emergency responders to respond to incidents and determine how best to improve traffic flow.
Hundreds of closed-circuit television cameras and vehicle detector sensors on I-4 and other arterial state roads provide information via highway message boards and Florida 511, which will be especially beneficial to motorists during the I-4 Beyond the Ultimate construction project. Knowing what to expect when driving through the work zone allows drivers to make informed decisions about their travel options.