Florida’s I-595 Public-Private Partnership improvement project includes the construction of three reversible express tolled lanes in Broward County. As part of this project, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Integrator SICE inc. has installed Automated Warning Gates (SwiftGate) from Versilis to secure five emergency access points in the median.
In order to increase the safety for the emergency vehicles using the median accesses and the safety of users of the express lanes, a series of highly visible automated warning gates have been installed upstream of each access point to close the shoulder. Each median access point is controlled by an automated steel gate. The steel gates, and the warning gates, can be activated from the Florida local TMC. Operators also have the capability of controlling the devices locally for maintenance purposes.