Toronto Safe Work Zone Pilot Brings Highway Safety Concept to CityAuthor/Presenter: Kenter, Peter
Highway drivers have become accustomed to bold signs in work zones, advising them about lane reductions and travel delays. The City of Toronto is testing a similar concept as part of its Smart Work Zone pilot program to determine if it can ease congestion in road construction zones, making them safer for both drivers and construction workers. Beginning in July, the city deployed two Smart Work Zone trailers equipped with variable message sign boards and Bluetooth travel time detectors on the watermain project. The pilot project will last until the watermain work is completed in mid-fall.