- Automated geofenced AVL will improve traffic safety during snow and ice operations and other work zone activities by informing vehicle operators of work vehicles ahead;
- Provide travelers along eastbound I-94 outside of the metro area with traveler information, including advance warning of work zone and traffic incidents;
- Integrate planned and currently-installed roadside technologies with automated systems to streamline traveler information and reduce MnDOT and Minnesota State patrol vehicle crashes or conflicts on the corridor.
Meridian Environmental Technologies (MET)
- Minnesota Department of Public Safety - State Patrol
SCorE – WZARD Final Report (PDF, 7.5 MB)
The SCorE-WZARD project will provide innovative dynamic systems to improve traffic safety during snow and ice operations and other work zones caused by planned maintenance operations or in response to incidents or traffic enforcement activities. The project location is along the eastbound I-94 corridor between Trunk Highway 101 in Rogers and Trunk Highway 15 in St. Cloud.
During snow events, visibility along the corridor will be reduced and road surfaces will also result in reduced friction. Many motorists are unaware of the existing conditions or the potential for existing conditions to suddenly change and are caught off-guard. This project will provide unaware drivers with advance notification of the presence of maintenance, work zone, incident management and law enforcement vehicles in order to reduce crashes and improve safety along the project corridor.
MnDOT has developed the Destination Innovation Program to encourage MnDOT employees to deliver projects that help move MnDOT forward in one or more of its Strategic Directions; Safety, Mobility, Innovation, Transparency and Leadership. This project is a strategic effort coordinated between MnDOT – District 3 St. Cloud Maintenance and Traffic Operations, Office of Traffic, Safety and Technology and the Regional Transportation Management Center in the Twin Cities to improve traffic safety along the corridor.