The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded a contract to WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to design the next phase of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) deployment for the state’s University Region.


The project will plan, design and construct new CCTV cameras, dynamic message signs and vehicle detection systems across the University Region to improve incident response and information dissemination to motorists on the state’s freeway system.

As the prime consultant on the project, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will provide ITS design services to expand infrastructure at locations where traffic operations capabilities are limited. The firm will assist MDOT’s regional staff to prioritize locations for the deployment and prepare conceptual designs, final plans, specifications and estimates.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will be responsible for all facets of design, including ITS systems engineering, communications design, maintenance of traffic, utility coordination, geotechnical design, structural engineering, and power design. Upon completion of design, the firm will support MDOT with oversight during the procurement, installation, and integration of the proposed ITS equipment.

Design is scheduled to be completed in late 2017.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is a leader in ITS planning, design, implementation and ongoing program support, and has significant roles in engineering, deploying and maintaining ITS systems throughout the country. The firm’s service offering includes telecommunications expertise; data management, warehousing and integration; policy impact analysis and support; asset & configuration management; and dedicated short-range communications roadside infrastructure. 

About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff 
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. In May 2017, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will rebrand as WSP.

The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 36,700 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide.