MCM Work Zone Management Functional Area

Description

Remotely monitors and supports work zone activities, controlling traffic through dynamic message signs (DMS), highway advisory radio, gates and barriers, and informing other groups of activity (e.g., traveler information systems, traffic management centers, other maintenance and construction centers).

Included In

Local Maintenance and Constructon Management Center
TxDOT District Maintenance and Construction Management Center

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
1The center shall generate new work zone activity schedules for use by maintenance and construction vehicles, maintenance and construction operators, and for information coordination purposes.
2The center shall control the collection of work zone status information including video images from cameras located in or near the work zone.
3The center shall disseminate work zone information to other agencies and centers including traffic, transit, emergency management centers, other maintenance centers, traveler information providers, and the media.
4The center shall control traffic in work zones by providing remote control of dynamic message signs, highway advisory radio systems, gates, and barriers located in or near the work zone.
5The center shall exchange information with administrative systems to support the planning and scheduling of work zone activities. This information includes: equipment and consumables resupply purchase request status, personnel qualifications including training and special certifications, environmental regulations and rules that may impact maintenance activities, and requests and project requirements from contract administration.
6The center shall collect real-time information on the state of the road network including current traffic and road conditions to support work zone scheduling and management.