IRD awarded maintenance contract from Illinois

The contract maintains and maximizes performance of the state's Weigh-in-Motion network

August 8, 2016
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SASKATOON—International Road Dynamics (IRD) has won a US$3.4 million contract from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The initial term of the agreement is four years with an option to renew for one additional year.

The company said that the contract’s purpose is to maintain and maximize performance of the statewide Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) network used to protect the highway infrastructure from damage caused by overweight trucks, to enforce size and weight laws and to meet federal goals and requirements.

IDOT currently has 34 active IRD WIM systems that will be covered under this agreement. IRD will be responsible for the repair, maintenance, and service activities of the in-road scales and sensors, roadside electronics, queue detection and camera surveillance systems and PrePass pre-clearance weighing systems.

This technology allows IDOT and the Illinois State Police to process large volumes of commercial vehicles by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their weigh station facilities. The trucking industry also realizes benefits through the reduction of wait times, fuel costs, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, said IRD.