The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (Oklahoma DOT) in the US has selected Iteris’ ClearPath Weather solution to improve the state’s road network.

ClearPath Weather will provide weather forecasting services for road maintenance response throughout the year, covering the complete Oklahoma DOT road network.

With the latest contract, Iteris’ national coverage for maintenance decision support system (MDSS) services has now expanded to 15 states and more than 50 municipalities.

Oklahoma DOT also signed a two-year sub-contract agreement with Midstate Traffic Control to receive access to high-resolution pavement weather forecasting and treatment alternatives.

It will have complete access to Iteris’ ClearPath Weather platform’s severe weather advisories and alerting services.

Iteris Weather Operations Center located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, will provide meteorologist forecasting access to Oklahoma DOT.

Iteris Agriculture and Weather Analytics vice-president Ben Hershey said: “We are proud to support Oklahoma DOT’s goal of improving the safety and mobility of Oklahoma’s road users by providing access to hyperlocal current and forecast weather data through the ClearPath Weather platform.

“Vital data insights from ClearPath Weather will allow Oklahoma DOT to make the best maintenance decisions possible, both after extreme weather or storm events and on a day-to-day basis.”

Based on Iteris’ Highway Condition Analysis and Prediction System (HiCAPS) pavement condition model, ClearPath Weather leverages application programming interfaces (APIs) to access weather data.

It is a Cloud-based MDSS solution and features an easy-to-use interface, advanced visualisation tools and mapping.

Using the solution, state and local agency maintenance managers will be able to access real-time information such as looping radar, satellite imagery, weather forecasts and pavement conditions.