Overheight Vehicle Detection System Design and Development

This paper discusses the design and development process for an Overheight Vehicle Detection System (OVDS) intended for deployment at a busy interchange in central Virginia. The primary goal of the system was to reduce the likelihood of a collision of an overheight vehicle with the supporting girders of the overpass. This particular structure had suffered a number of collisions, resulting in so many repairs that structures and bridge staff had concluded that the structure could not be repaired again and would have to be replaced if severely damaged again. The subject overpass carries a high volume of traffic on I-95 and replacement would result in severe disruption to traffic operations and costs estimated in the tens of millions of dollars. Getting a system in place rapidly was a critical requirement for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01144965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 2009 9:19AM