NDOT installs sensors to classify vehicles and increase road surface lifespan


The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is installing sensors into the surface of US 395. The sensors will classify passing vehicles as one of 13 types. A key advantage of the categorization process is that it will allow NDOT to lay appropriate types of pavement – for example, asphalt, tarmac or concrete – on different stretches of the road, according to which vehicles are most frequently using it, in order to lengthen the lifespan on the road’s surface.

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