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Hoan Bridge, Wisconsin

Focused on increasing the traffic control efficiency, providing a safe environment for workers and motorists and taking advantage of innovations to bring costs down, Walsh Construction and the Wisconsin DOT have chosen an innovative approach for their daily lane closures on the Hoan Bridge. Automated warning signs SwiftSignTM and automated gates SwiftGateTM from Versilis have been installed at both ends of the movable barrier for this 30 months construction project. All signs and gates are deployed and retracted using a single remote control, making for a safe and fast operation. The solution is an ideal complement to the repetitive movable barrier operation. Furthermore, flashing LED lighting on the gates increase visibility of the lane closures, providing a better warning for drivers especially during those dark winter months.

Winter operations are nothing new for Versilis, a canadian company which has been field testing their products for many years in the most adverse environmental conditions. In the coming years users will see more of these automated warning gates as they are being integrated in permanent projects for HOV slip ramp control, on-ramp and off-ramp control, median access control and various other applications.