Colorado DOT re-selects road weather information supplier

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has re-selected its provider for statewide pavement weather forecasting and highway maintenance decision support services. Iteris will continue to supply its ClearPath Weather services to CDOT, which provides the agency with access to high-resolution pavement weather forecasting and treatment recommendations during winter weather events. The company has provided weather forecasting and maintenance decision support services to CDOT since 2006. The new service agreement is renewable annually for up to three years, bringing the full potential revenue of a three-year contract to approximately US$1.4m. The ClearPath Weather service for CDOT also includes severe weather advisories and alerting services, as well as 24/7 direct access to Iteris’ meteorologist forecasting from the company’s state-of-the-art Weather Operations Command Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

ClearPath Weather is based on Iteris’ proprietary Highway Condition Analysis and Prediction System (HiCAPS) pavement condition model. The cloud-based decision support solution features an easy-to-use interface with state-of-the-art visualization tools and mapping. The system provides road maintenance managers with access to critical information, such as radar, satellite imagery, weather forecasts, plow location, and route-specific pavement weather and road maintenance treatment recommendations. “Using ClearPath Weather from Iteris has saved us resources and taxpayer dollars, by more efficiently managing our response to winter weather events,” said David Wieder, CDOT staff maintenance branch manager. “At the same time, we’ve also improved our capabilities in keeping major corridors, such as I-70 from Denver to Vail, flowing during snow storms. And when it comes to major winter weather events, the Iteris video weather briefings also keep us well informed, before, during, and after storms.”

Abbas Mohaddes, president and CEO of Iteris, commented, “We look forward to our continued partnership with CDOT, as we provide them with precision pavement weather technology to efficiently manage the Colorado road network. We appreciate that CDOT recognizes the value of ClearPath Weather as a proven solution for proactively managing their important roadways, which are heavily used for freight and tourists alike during the winter months.”

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