With cooler weather on its way, it’s a good time to think about traffic safety on roads and bridges. IRD (International Road Dynamics Inc.) provides several solutions for monitoring road conditions and preventing the development of dangerous conditions on roadways and bridges.
IRD supplies and installs proven Boschung automated anti-icing systems. IRD’s FleetSphere telematics systems provide snowplow fleet managers with a way to monitor and locate snowplows in real time to ensure both safe road conditions and economical use of materials. Bridge protection systems prevent damage to infrastructure by reducing over-loading on distressed and at-risk bridge structures.
Road condition monitoring system
The advanced road condition monitoring system can use either a non-invasive or in-pavement sensor to detect pavement temperature, dry/wet levels, ice, snow, and grip. These sensors enable you to increase road safety while reducing chemical, sand or salt use.
Micro-FAST anti-icing system
Using the Micro-FAST technology, de-icing agent can be applied to various types of road surface in a fine, invisible and dense stream. The spraying period and the volume of de-icing agent can be individually configured and automatically controlled by the ice early warning system, so that preventative spraying is possible before ice has formed.
Bridge protection system
Recent studies have indicated that more than 25% of bridges are in distress. IRD’s Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) and traffic monitoring technologies can play a vital role in providing a clear understanding of overall traffic, truck loading, and overloading on bridge structures. Over-loaded trucks can be directed to use an alternate route or to not travel across the bridge. Automated camera surveillance determines if truck operators are following instructions and allow authorities to take follow-up action.