Digital innovation initiative will increase work zone safety and automate lane closure processes.
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Transportation selected HNTB to assist in the development and deployment of a statewide lane closure management system.
Under the contract, the firm will work alongside Iowa DOT to provide consolidation,
automation and improved overall enterprise knowledge of work zone activity and automated lane closure processes.
“We are excited about the opportunity to work alongside Iowa DOT on this important digital
innovation initiative that will increase safety and enhance awareness around work zones
throughout the state,” said project manager Mark Pierson.
Over the next three years, HNTB will work to create and implement a comprehensive lane
closure management system that will facilitate the planning, screening, coordination,
approval, tracking and analysis of lane and shoulder closures on primary highways across the State of Iowa. The system will be accessible by internal and external users and use
connectivity and automation with many varied existing systems to gain efficiencies and
minimize the level of effort required by users.
“We are proud to partner with Iowa DOT on this important safety initiative to deliver digital
infrastructure solutions,” Gretchen Ivy, PE, HNTB Central States office leader and vice president. “We look forward to even more opportunities to collaborate as they continue to
develop other innovative technological solutions.”
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infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational
challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services,
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