Under the direction of the Deputy Group Manager, ITS Project Development is responsible for the "Design and construction of quality ITS projects in a timely manner" (TTG goal #5). Project managers working in TTG Project Development utilize the ADOT Project Management process to deliver ITS projects through the PS&E phase and continue to monitor the projects through construction.
ITS project manager responsibilities include developing and managing ITS projects through preliminary planning, scheduling, design, bid, and construction. A user-friendly approach to the designed project considering long term maintenance and constructability are elements of every project. Essential duties involve team building with ADOT and non-ADOT stakeholders, developing and administering consultant contracts, and sustaining communication throughout all project phases.
Tools developed to enhance the process include FMS Communications Master Plan, FMS Design Guidelines and Ramp Meter Guidelines. In addition, designers use ADOT Standard Drawings and Specifications.
The Project Development section is responsible for ITS projects in Phoenix and throughout the state. Types of ITS projects include Freeway Management System (FMS) expansion, Dynamic Message Sign (DMS) installations, as well as other projects as needed. In the Phoenix area, projects are defined on the Phoenix Freeway Management System Field Implementation map and developed through the State budget process. The list of Current Advertisements provides an excellent overview of existing projects. Project Development also works closely with other agencies with their ITS projects, such as the Regional Community Network (see RCN Newsletter).
Review some of our recent projects.