Colorado DOT deployed a truck speed warning system in Glenwood Canyon at a cost ranging from $25,000 to $30,000.

From the Rural ITS Toolbox report: Subsection 7.1 Speed Warning Systems (Truck Speed Warning System)

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Glenwood Canyon
United States

Summary Information

A truck speed warning system was deployed on a downgrade curve along I-70 in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado by the Colorado DOT. The curve tightens from 7 to 5 degrees. This stretch of roadway had a history of severe runaway truck accidents. If a truck is detected (via radar) exceeding the posted speed, then the truck's speed is posted on a dynamic message sign. The sign displays, “YOU ARE SPEEDING AT [XX] M.P.H. 45 M.P.H. CURVE AHEAD.” The system has been in operation since September 1996. The cost of the system is estimated in the range of $25,000 to $30,000.

Rural ITS Toolbox

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Deeter, D., H. M. Zarean, and D. Register
U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration

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System Cost

System cost: $25,000 to $30,000 (1996).