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Florida's Department of Transportation (FDOT) is widening I-95 in Palm Beach County between 2001 and 2013. It was expected that during construction of the major new interchanges there would be an increase in congestion and delays. FDOT decided to build an Interim Traffic Management System (ITMS) to provide the public with real-time information on current traffic conditions along I-95 as a way to mitigate the impacts of construction. The ITMS was connected with the highway safety service patrol (Road Rangers), the Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) program, the Palm Beach County county-wide Traffic Signal Control System, the I-95 Public Information Office (PIO), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and the Palm Beach County Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Team. The ITMS project implemented and managed portable field devices, including closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs), dynamic message signs (DMSs), and radar vehicle detection, all controlled through a centralized computer system, with connections to local agency partners. For most of the project, the ITMS was controlled from a fully equipped, but interim, Traffic Management Office (TMO). In 2009, the ITMS was transitioned to the permanent Palm Beach Transportation Management Center (TMC).
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