Dust Storm Mitigation - Technology Transfer

Periodic dust storms in the southern and western regions of New Mexico present significant safety hazards to motorists. Under these circumstances drivers often encounter conditions of limited or zero visibility resulting in road closures, multiple vehicle crashes, injuries and fatalities. The associated direct and indirect costs are significant. The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has identified the need to automate an incident management process that is currently being performed manually. NMDOT desires to deploy an automated system that will notify motorists of limited visibility conditions, direct motorists how to respond, notify the appropriate authorities, and is capable of being incorporated into the appropriate NMDOT highway District's existing incident management program.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New Mexico Department of Transportation Research Bureau

    7500 Pan American Freeway NR
    Albuquerque, New Mexico  USA  87109
  • Project Managers:

    Daniell, Keli

  • Performing Organizations:

    New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

    Las Cruces, NM  USA  88003
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zhang, Jie

  • Start Date: 20090422
  • Actual Completion Date: 20091231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 28789

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463414
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New Mexico Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: CO5252, NM09TT-01
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:28PM