Intelligent Transportation System Unveiled on Interstate 75
Published January 21st, 2014
ALACHUA COUNTY- Nearly 2 years after the death of 11 people in a massive crash along I-75 at Paynes Prairie, a long- awaited change has arrived.
An intelligent transportation system has been unveiled.
A report filed on the accidents by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement says a lack of communication may have led to the accidents.
In an effort to help solve that problem lawmakers and state officials began searching for answers.
Florida Department of Transportation Secretary, Ananth Prasad Secretary explains the aim of the project, "What we wanted to do was to do everything possible and put technology here to prevent the next crash from happening."
More than two million dollars worth of funding later and the technology is on the way to an 11 mile stretch of i-75 and 2 miles of us 441.
Installation begins in February and is expected to be complete in early 2015.
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