Message boards and cameras to be added, upgraded on I-69, I-469

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says a tentative timeline for expanded Information Technology Systems (ITS) to be installed and deployed along I-469 and I-69 in Allen County. Work is tentatively expected to begin on or after Monday, Oct. 7, weather permitting.

Covering more than 60 miles in Allen County, the upgrades include:

Closed circuit cameras at interchanges
Speed and volume sensors at interchanges
Dynamic message boards at specific overhead locations
IP communication to most traffic signals across the state
Closed circuit cameras, along with speed and volume sensors, at interchanges allow INDOT to monitor the interstate for crashes, incidents and other concerns. Dynamic message boards give INDOT the ability to safely convey messages to travelers while they are driving.

Drivers are cautioned to watch for shoulder and lane closures, as well as reduced speed limits, in areas where contractors are working. INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through any active work zone.

ITS will be deployed in and around the Allen County area first, with additional ITS installations planned over the next five years along I-69 from the Michigan State Line to mile marker 256/S.R. 26 in Grant County (the District’s southern limit). By 2024, all of I-69 and I-469 in the Fort Wayne District will be monitored via ITS.

Work on the projects is scheduled to be completed in fall of 2020, weather permitting.