Crews Laying Fiber-Optic Cable Along I-10 For Miss. Traffic System
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Crews are laying fiber-optic cable along Interstate 10 in Jackson County for a $10 million project called an "Intelligent Traffic System."
The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/232w2ON ) reports that the cables will link 92 video cameras, 40 advisory boards and sensors that detect vehicle motion and nine overhead electronic message boards.
A traffic management center in Lyman, north of Gulfport, will use the message boards to alert drivers to such conditions as traffic accidents or controlled burns at the Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge in Gautier (GOH-shay).
Flashing beacons will alert drivers to tune to a radio station for details on where the interstate is blocked and to get alternate routes.
When there's a wreck on the 4-mile-long Pascagoula River Bridge, the system can send Alabama drivers to U.S. 90 in time to avoid the wreck.
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