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Road work zones cause more than ten percent of congestion and are the main reason for nonrecurring congestion on freeways. The existing notiﬁcation system at Iowa work zones was less eﬃcient with handling the ﬂuctuating and short duration messages. In this report, we explain the software developed to send reliable congestion alerts using the real-time traﬃc data.
The system is implemented to consume the Wavetronix sensor data for every twenty seconds and identiﬁes the traﬃc congestion state in three predeﬁned formats, such as ”Stop traﬃc ahead, ”Slow traﬃc ahead” and ”No congestion.” Whenever severe traﬃc congestion persists more than the threshold time, we immediately notify the district traﬃc engineers with multimedia text alerts. The text alert content along with the live camera snapshot would help the traﬃc engineers to analyze the situation and make better and quick responses. In addition to the text alerts, we also provide a data API that gives the real-time work zone bottlenecks. The software was developed to completely platform agnostic and tested and deployed on Microsoft Azure.
Vamsi Krishna Jagarlamudi
Jagarlamudi, Vamsi Krishna, "Traﬃc Congestion Alert System in Work Zone" (2018). Creative Components. 5.