Global applied informatics company Iteris has secured a contract with OC 405 Partners to integrate and maintain the technology infrastructure in support of the $1.9bn I-405 Improvement Project in southern California, US.

The latest $2.4m contract is set to leverage Iteris’ expertise in new ITS projects that boost both safety and mobility. It has a 12-month term from the date of execution and focuses on the deployment of temporary ITS infrastructure for use during construction.

Undertaken by Orange County Transportation Authority in collaboration with the California Department of Transportation, the I-405 Improvement Project will improve 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the Los Angeles County line.

As part of the project, one regular lane will be added in each direction between Euclid Street and I-605, and improvements would be made to freeway entrances, exits and bridges.

“Iteris is excited to begin a new phase of the project to support safe mobility during construction.”

Additionally, the project will see the addition of the 405 Express Lanes, incorporating the existing carpool lanes and a new lane in each direction between SR-73 and I-605. It is slated for completion in 2023.

Iteris Transportation Systems associate vice-president Steven Bradley said: “The I-405 Improvement Project is one of the most important transportation initiatives to impact southern California for some time and will make roads significantly safer and more efficient for residents and commuters.

“Iteris is excited to begin a new phase of the project to support safe mobility during construction.”

Under the contract, the company is responsible for the freeway intelligent transportation system (ITS) and Express Lane infrastructure design.

Other works will include development of the project traffic management plan, and signal design at 42 intersections throughout the corridor.

The infrastructure design work, which started in March last year, will continue through this year.