The Highways Agency has extended a roadside IT services contract it had with IPL by a further two years, in a deal worth £500,000.
The contract will enable the Agency to manage the display information on roadside signalling devices in order to help increase road capacity, improve safety and reduce congestion.
IPL has been working with the Agency for over two decades, developing and delivering a set of tools to support the set-up of the information on gantry signals and message signs, required for Agency schemes such as Smart Motorways.
The tools play a key part in the rollout of all major road schemes, including Smart Motorways. The enhancements IPL has made have speeded up the process of configuring and testing the information on each piece of equipment, said the Highways Agency, notably by providing intuitive graphical user interfaces and streamlining key tasks such as data input.
The tools are also used to help the Highways Agency ensure the right information will be displayed on roadside signs and overhead signals in a range of situations, before new equipment is rolled out.