Installation of a Smart Roadway Testbed in Brooklyn, NY to Measure the Impact of Overweight Trucks
Our January 2020 newsletter highlights the work of one of our USDOT Tier 1 University Transportation Centers, Connected Cities with Smart Transportation (C2SMART). C2SMART has been researching the damage caused by illegal overweight trucks on bridges and pavements in urban areas. Associate Director and Professor Hani Nassif from the Rutgers Infrastructure Monitoring and Evaluation
(RIME) Group leads this multi-year effort along with researchers from the New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering, and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT). The goal is to establish and implement a new smart roadway testbed along a cantilevered section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (Interstate 278) in Brooklyn, New York. This new testbed will allow the research team to collect real-time data on truck loads using embedded weigh-in-motion (WIM) sensors to measure their impact on bridges and pavements in an urban transportation infrastructure network.