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Equipment Package: MCM Work Zone Management

Description: This equipment package remotely monitors and supports work zone activities, controlling traffic through portable dynamic message signs (DMS) and informing other groups of activity (e.g., ISP, TM, other maintenance and construction centers) for better coordination management. Work zone speeds and delays are provided to the motorist prior to the work zones.
Included In: Local DPW Dispatch
MTO Maintenance/Construction Dispatch
NITTEC Traffic Operations Center
NYSDOT Region 5 Maintenance/Construction Residencies/Bridge Crew Facilities
NYSTA Operations and Maintenance
RMN Maintenance Dispatch
General Functional Requirements 1 - The center shall generate new work zone activity schedules for use by maintenance and construction vehicles, maintenance and construction operators, and for information coordination purposes.
2 - The center shall control the collection of work zone status information including video images from cameras located in or near the work zone.
3 - The center shall disseminate work zone information to other agencies and centers including traffic, transit, emergency management centers, other maintenance centers, traveler information providers, and the media.
4 - The center shall control traffic in work zones by providing remote control of dynamic message signs and highway advisory radio systems located in or near the work zone.
5 - The center shall exchange information with administrative systems to support the planning and scheduling of work zone activities. This information includes: equipment and consumables resupply purchase request status, personnel qualifications including training and special certifications, environmental regulations and rules that may impact maintenance activities, and requests and project requirements from contract administration.

Last updated: 11-18-05