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Automated Warning System Helps Caltrans Provide Real Time Information to Motorists

Caltrans News Flash #110

Date: December 28, 2016
District: District 10
Contact: Skip Allum
Phone: (209) 948-7176
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

STOCKTON — As California’s population continues to increase, so does the number of motorists on the State’s highways and interstates. This growth presents Caltrans with the complex challenge of continuing to provide and maintain a reliable, sustainable transportation system, while also innovating to increase safety and efficiency. One solution Caltrans is using to meet this challenge is the Automated Warning System (AWS).

AWSs are being installed to monitor weather, road conditions and track travel times. Thanks to these warning systems, motorists can now access this real time information and arrive to their destinations safely while saving time and money.

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This Caltrans News Flash is the 110th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability.To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit Caltrans News Flash on YouTube (

Production credit: Caltrans District 10

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