During the winter season, each of the 58 road maintenance departments reports current road conditions in their district to the TIC operator. This information is used to create an overview report (which districts have snowfall, road conditions, the highest/lowest temperature, chain requirements, etc.) in “Microsoft Word” format, including a map. This information is exported from TIC, showing all districts and their information.
The information is referenced to a network and automatically distributed to customers such as traffic information centers. Historical data is exported into a file which is used to create statistics using third party tools to analyze data each month.
During the construction season, TIC is also used to create and distribute information about work zones. TIC provides the capability of managing the complex information structure of work zones, including:
- Information about the individual work phases, including information about the traffic and duration of delays.
- Each section has a location referenced to the network, information about diversions and information about the lanes.
- Each lane has information about maximum height, maximum weight, etc.
Starting with the 2013 work zone season TIC will also be used by 8 road construction departments to create information for their responsible areas.
Work zone information is also automatically distributed to customers such as traffic information centers. And, as with winter road conditions, historical data is exported into a file which is used to create statistics using third party tools to analyze data each month.