DOTD warns of possible week-long outage of traffic data
BATON ROUGE - A network outage will cut off traffic data along heavily congested areas of I-10 and Airline Highway, DOTD revealed Tuesday afternoon.
In a tweet, state traffic officials said the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) could be down for a week starting Tuesday. The ITS is a system of cameras and other tools used to monitor traffic flow and provides data that allows the state to warn drivers of problems and respond to incidents on the highway.
The outage will impact traffic cameras and digital traffic signs on the side of the interstate on I-10 from Essen Lane to Sorrento and Airline Highway from Siegen to Sorrento.
DOTD said the outage is because of construction on Essen Lane that will cut power.
Not connected to the outage, the state is in the process of connecting many signs to traffic data to help determine drive times. Click HERE to read more about the plans.
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