International Road Dynamics (IRD) has been awarded a C$1.06 million contract for a high-speed weigh-in-motion (WIM) system by the New Brunswick Department of Transportation. IRD will act as prime contractor to design, supply, install, and maintain a mainline WIM pre-clearance system on the eastbound lanes of Route 2 to be located near the Salisbury weigh scale facility. IRD has already supplied and integrated high-speed WIM systems at Salisbury Westbound, Deerwood, Waweig, and Longs Creek weigh scale facilities in New Brunswick. The contract is scheduled for completion by October 2010.
The new Salisbury system will weigh and classify commercial vehicles as they travel at highway speeds. Approaching vehicles will be automatically evaluated and compared with legal load and height limits. If the vehicle is found to be compliant, the driver will be directed via bilingual 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. The system will incorporate a combination of single load-cell WIM scales, piezoelectric sensors, license plate readers, side-view image cameras, operator interface and system electronics.
IRD’s president and CEO, Mr Terry Bergan, states: “IRD continues to be the primary supplier and integrator of weigh-in-motion pre-clearance systems in North America and internationally. With this latest contract, IRD will have supplied a total of eight high-speed mainline WIM Systems in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. IRD values its long-term relationship with the New Brunswick Department of Transportation and we look forward to this latest project.”