Work Zone Accident Reduction Deployment Evaluation (WZARDE)
This WZARDE project is an evaluation of the original 2012 SCorE-WZARD project which is described below.
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.