Innovate Mound Newsletter – February 2021
Located in the cities of Warren and Sterling Heights, Macomb County, Innovate Mound will reconstruct Mound Road between 11 Mile and M-59. Please share this information with your network and contact us with any thoughts, ideas, questions, or concerns.
Connected Driving is the Future
Homes are becoming more connected through technology that allows smartphones to talk to thermostats, lights, security systems, and more. Meanwhile, outside of the home, new technology is being developed that will enable cars, buses, trains, smartphones, and other smart devices to communicate with infrastructure to create a safer and more efficient driving experience. The federal government, state and local authorities, vehicle manufactures, and manufacturers of new vehicle technology have been working on these enhancements to improve the safety of the roads.
Not only will this smart technology make roads safer, it will also improve travel times and rush hour traffic congestion for highly populated areas, such as the Mound Road corridor.
The Innovate Mound project is being designed to test and enable emerging technologies such as:
- Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV)
- Electric Vehicles (EV)
- Advanced traffic signal operations
- Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) like travel time sensors and traffic cameras.
To learn more about the Innovate Mound Project and how it will be the transformative corridor of the future, visit our website.
SUPPORTING VEHICLES OF THE FUTURE
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a question about the Innovate Mound project that you’d like to ask ? Email us today.
Q: What are the Connected Vehicle and Fiber-Optic technologies being discussed as part of the Mound Road project?
A: The Mound Road project will modernize all road technologies used along the construction corridor. This will include fiber-optic cabling to connect all the traffic signals and other electronic signage, as well as connected vehicle hubs at each intersection which communicate with automation and other vehicle systems.
Q: What is being done to guarantee that the new Mound Road will last for the estimated 30 years?
A: The pavement has been designed based on studies of current and expected traffic loads on the road. There will also be extensive inspections during construction to ensure the contractor is adhering to all construction specifications. In addition, the road will be covered by a five-year pavement warranty to address failures of materials or workmanship. Finally, there will be routine, minimal maintenance of the road done during the road’s lifetime to ensure longevity