Parsons has been selected by the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT), District 5, to perform an interchange analysis for the conceptual layout and ultimate reconfiguration of the I-95 Interchange with LPGA Boulevard in Volusia County.
Upon completion of the analysis and selection of the interchange configuration, the infrastructure and engineering consultancy will also perform final design services. Traffic and congestion are expected to rapidly increase due to the rise in residential and commercial development in the Daytona Beach area. The I-95/LGPA interchange is a crucial access point during morning and evening rush-hour traffic.
The proposed interchange reconfiguration will improve traffic conditions by reconfiguring the interchange to support the projected traffic through the 2040 design year. Staged construction with interim improvements will be considered to address immediate safety and operational issues associated with the current interchange configuration.
The Parsons team will analyze traffic patterns, propose conceptual interchange modifications, and facilitate collaboration with area planning organizations and local governments to alleviate traffic queues, increase driver safety, and improve the overall traffic flow. After FDOT approves the interchange concept, the company will prepare an interchange modification report and develop engineering plans for construction.
“We are honored to continue working with the Florida Department of Transportation to improve mobility throughout the state,” said Michael Johnson, Parsons Group president. “Together with our customers, we work to improve infrastructure today that meets the needs of the future. This project will be a win for residents and visitors alike.”
Parsons has also announced the successful operational deployment of its Intelligent NETworks Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS) software, which it recently installed in Mississauga, Canada, allowing the city to actively monitor travel conditions, better control traffic signals, and share information with other regional transportation agencies. Operating in the city’s traffic management center (TMC), Parsons’ ATMS software provides an intelligent signal control system for real-time management of the 769+ traffic signals within the metropolitan area, including those under the jurisdiction of the Region of Peel, the Ministry of Transportation Ontario, Halton Region, and the Greater Toronto Airport Authority.
Parsons also provided the new video wall in the TMC and will maintain Mississauga’s ATMS for the next five years. In addition, the company’ software is able to provide closed circuit television (CCTV) camera control, enable arterial travel time advisory notifications and other traveler information, provide incident detection and management capability, and integrate automatic fleet vehicle location, and asset management functionality. The ATMS technology includes adaptive traffic signal control, the entire range of strategies and systems for managing recurrent and non-recurrent congestion, as well as integration with supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.
Johnson commented, “In Mississauga, as it is in many cities across the world, populations are growing, creating significant traffic congestion on existing roadways. This makes it imperative to find new ways to help people move more efficiently through urban corridors using the infrastructure already in place. That’s where smart cities technology, such as our Intelligent NETworks, can make a real contribution to creating a more livable city.”