US-based software solutions company Iteris has secured a $3.5m contract to work on the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT’s) I-10 Broadway Curve improvement project in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

The I-10 Broadway Curve connects Downtown Phoenix and Sky Harbour International Airport to the south-east Valley and southern Arizona. It is one of the most heavily travelled freeway segments in the state.

The contract was given to Iteris by the Pulice-FNF-Flatiron Joint Venture, a design-build joint-venture (DBJV) team.

Iteris will provide the DBJV team with design services for temporary construction staging design, as well as two software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions and a congestion management managed service.

The DBJV team will use these to mitigate construction impacts and increase road users’ safety and mobility during the construction phase.

ADOT said that the project is the first major urban freeway reconstruction project in Maricopa County. It will involve rebuilding an 11-mile segment of Interstate 10 spanning the cities of Phoenix, Tempe and Chandler, as well as the town of Guadalupe.

Construction works are due to begin later this year and are expected to take up to four years.

Iteris said that its ClearGuide solution will give the DBJV access to features such as dynamic maps to support detailed traffic analysis during construction and help in identifying and mitigating road traffic congestion.

Iteris Transportation Systems regional vice-president Scott Carlson said: “We are excited to join this vital initiative and provide our comprehensive suite of smart mobility infrastructure management solutions, including design expertise, managed services and SaaS applications, to improve safety for road users and construction workers.

“Iteris’ ClearGuide and ClearRoute solutions will provide real-time traffic data to support safer, more efficient mobility and traffic management operations during the construction phase of this historic project.”

Last week, Iteris was given a three-year contract to improve traffic lights in Texas by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).