Saskatoon, SK – International Road Dynamics (IRD) has been awarded a CAD$948,810 contract for a high-speed weigh-in-motion (WIM) system by Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR). The cost of the project is shared jointly between the province of Nova Scotia and the government of Canada under the Build Canada program.
IRD will act as the prime contractor to supply, install, integrate and maintain a mainline WIM system at Kelly Lake near the Halifax Airport. This is the third high-speed WIM system contracted to IRD by Nova Scotia TIR. Other systems are currently in operation near Enfield and Aulds Cove. The contract will be completed in two phases: the autumn of 2009 and the spring of 2010.
The Kelly Lake Station will operate as one of Nova Scotia’s main truck screening systems. The system will also fall under ITS Canada Architecture, as it will also include a roadside safety system and possess the ability to screen driver credentials on site.
The Kelly Lake system will weigh and classify commercial vehicles as they travel at highway speeds. Approaching vehicles will be automatically evaluated and compared with legal load limits. If the vehicle is found to be compliant, the driver will be directed via electronic message signs to bypass the weigh station without stopping. If the vehicle is non-compliant, the driver will be directed to exit the highway and report to the weigh station for further processing.
IRD’s president and CEO, Mr Terry Bergan, states, “IRD is pleased that Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal continues to place its confidence in our company to provide WIM screening solutions for their automated truck inspection stations. With this latest contract, IRD has supplied a total of seven high-speed mainline WIM systems in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. IRD has had a very positive, long term relationship with the province of Nova Scotia and we look forward to this latest project.”