Fleet of vans to begin collecting data on Lawrence road conditions
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The City of Lawrence begins a project this week to assess and inventory the condition of all roadways within the city.
The city hired the firm Data Transfer Solutions to perform the assessment, which includes the use of vans with cameras to gather data on road conditions, according to a city news release. The project will last approximately six weeks and begins Wednesday.
To evaluate roadway conditions, DTS deploys a fleet of data collection vans equipped with digital cameras that will collect imagery on all pavement and transportation-related infrastructure located within the city right-of-way. The vehicles will be traveling all roads within the city to collect the required data, and some roads will need to be traveled several times. The imagery will be used to create a digital video inventory.
The project will be used to develop a citywide asset management plan. The release said that with a better understanding of the conditions of all roadways within city limits, the city will be able to develop a plan to strategically maintain the infrastructure at the lowest cost of ownership.
The vans are white with DTS logos and have large cameras and mechanical equipment on top and in front of the vehicle. DTS will only collect data during daylight hours to ensure the highest quality data and imagery.