Work Zone Mapping and Tag Deployment System

The Statewide Work Zone Information System (SWIS) aims to improve the traffic work-zone monitoring and inspection process through the use of “internet of things” technologies. The system includes two core technologies. The first technology is the design and development of traffic-control device beacons that are able to communicate the location and state of any work-zone traffic-control assets (e.g., cones, barrels, and arrow boards). The second functionality involves the SWIS server, which collects the beacon information and also acts as digital repository for past, present, and future project traffic-control plans. For active road maintenance projects, the SWIS server lets its users monitor a work zone in real time. It also contains algorithms for detecting non-MUTCD-compliant work-zone setups to assist on work-zone inspections.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $195319
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Roadway Safety Institute

    Center for Transportation Studies
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Stearns, Amy

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Minnesota

    Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
    500 Pillsbury St. SE
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55445
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hourdos, John

  • Start Date: 20170417
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01637965
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Roadway Safety Institute
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC35, CTS-2017063
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 14 2017 4:15PM