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Tampa Bay Sunguide on I-4 from Park Road to U.S. Highway 27 (completed May 2009)

Project Description

Financial Project # 409366-3 & 409366-4
Project Length: 31 miles
Construction Cost: $8.7 million
Contractor: World Fiber Technologies, Inc.
Start Date: June 16, 2007
Completed: May 30, 2009

About this Project
The Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) contractor has completed installing Intelligent Transportation System devices as part of the Tampa SunGuide Freeway Management System.

This included installation of dynamic message signs, closed circuit television cameras, microwave vehicle detectors, and fiber optic cable along I-4 from Park Road in Plant City to U.S. 27 in eastern Polk County.

The SunGuide Freeway Management System provides the tools to help FDOT manage traffic. The sensors and cameras provide data to view traffic speed and volume, allowing SunGuide operators the ability to provide motorists and traffic reporters "real time" traffic information. It also enables quicker response to traffic incidents such as accidents, disabled vehicles, and other roadway problems, which can enable traffic flow to be restored to normal conditions faster.

The information is relayed to motorists using the 511 system and the changeable message signs (Dynamic Message Signs) mounted over the travel lanes.

This project area features 13 message signs, 22 cameras, and 77 vehicle detection systems.

Lane Closure Hours
Eastbound and Westbound I-4:
* 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.