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Western Extensions ITS Needs

Client: 

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Various

PA

Mid-Atlantic

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

SERVICES

SOLUTIONS

  • John Fuller, P.E.

  • Signals & ITS

  • Assessed the need for ITS deployment

  • Provided due diligence for allocating capital expenditures

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) tasked McMahon Associates with completing an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) needs assessment of the four existing western Turnpike extensions and one planned extension: Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass, Mon-Fayette Expressway, Beaver Valley Expressway, Findlay Connector, and planned Southern Beltway. The PTC has implemented an aggressive ITS deployment strategy directed toward traffic operations in an effort to improve traveler information and, ultimately, traveler safety. Up to the time of the study, the western extension ITS needs had yet to have been determined. This study investigated the need for ITS deployment along the extensions, and provided the due diligence required to make informed decisions on allocating capital expenditures for project design and construction.

​CHALLENGES

  • Assess ITS needs for four existing and one new Turnpike extension