Detroit — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) awarded a contract to WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to design the next phase of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) deployment for the state’s University Region.

The project will plan, design and construct new CCTV cameras, dynamic message signs and vehicle detection systems across the University Region to improve incident response and information dissemination to motorists on the state’s freeway system.

As the prime consultant on the project, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will provide ITS design services to expand infrastructure at locations where traffic operations capabilities are limited. The firm will assist MDOT’s regional staff to prioritize locations for the deployment and prepare conceptual designs, final plans, specifications and estimates.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will be responsible for all facets of design, including ITS systems engineering, communications design, maintenance of traffic, utility coordination, geotechnical design, structural engineering, and power design. Upon completion of design, the firm will support MDOT with oversight during the procurement, installation, and integration of the proposed ITS equipment.

Design is scheduled to be completed in late 2017.