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NHDOT Hires Maine, Massachusetts Companies for Everett Turnpike "Smart Road" Project
 
Published Friday, March 31, 2017

Rte. 3 entrance of F.E. Everett Turnpike. Photo: CC/MarkBuckawicki


The NH Department of Transportation (NHDOT) hired Tilson in Maine and MobilityTech in Massachusetts for a design-build Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) project along the F. E. Everett Turnpike, a toll road running 44 miles from the Massachusetts border in Nashua north to Concord.

Tilson is an IT professional services and network construction company that builds, integrates and maintains IT and communications infrastructure. MobilityTech is a consulting firm providing management services to public and private ITS, transportation engineering and construction organizations.

The project includes design, planning and installation of dynamic message signs, closed circuit cameras, roadway detectors and wireless communications systems linking the ITS to NHDOT's Transportation Management Center in Concord. According to Tilson, these systems streamline incident management, improve safety in work zones, facilitate greater fuel efficiency and create "smart roads" that could potentially guide future self-driving cars.

"The ITS will deliver real-time traffic and road condition information that helps people travel more safely while assisting New Hampshire's Department of Transportation to manage their facilities more efficiently," says Mike Costa, principal of MobilityTech and strategic partner to Tilson. "Autonomous vehicles are right around the corner. The wireless infrastructure that Tilson builds out will be a key enabler to emerging technologies such as self-driving vehicles."

Neither Tilson nor MobilityTech indicated when the project is expected to begin or be completed.


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