Project Details

The Hoosier Company Inc. (HCI) partners with the City of Avon, IN to install a new generation Road Weather Information System for municipal winter operations

An RWIS is an Environmental Sensor Station (ESS) in the field that is used to collect weather data such as atmospheric parameters, pavement conditions, and pavement friction.  The City of Avon decided to add a local RWIS station located over the CSX railroad bridge within the city maintenance area to monitor winter weather affecting their roadway.  The new municipal RWIS station allows city personnel to use the information gathered for maintenance decision support; much of which is essential for winter maintenance activities and resources.  The information is also shared with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the National Weather Service.