ODOT Pavement Sensors




Pavement Sensors measure the surface temperature of roads or bridges. The sensors are also designed to sense the amount of salt present on the roadway when the surface is wet. There is usually one sensor installed in a roadway and at least one installed in a bridge deck near the RWIS tower. These pavement sensors are important tools that help forecasters and supervisors make decisions regarding frost, chemical applications, and whether any precipitation on the pavement will freeze or thaw.

ODOT has pavement sensors installed on its ROW to help detect surface weather information and report it back to RWIS.


StakeholderRoleRole Status
Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)OwnsExisting

Physical Objects

ITS Roadway Equipment

Functional Objects

Functional ObjectDescriptionUser Defined
Roadway Field Device Support'Roadway Field Device Support' monitors the operational status of field devices and detects and reports fault conditions. Consolidated operational status (device status, configuration, and fault information) are reported for resolution and repair. A local interface is provided to field personnel for local monitoring and diagnostics, supporting field maintenance, upgrade, repair, and replacement of field devices.False

Physical Standards

SDODocument #TitleUser Defined
ITEITE ITS CabinetITS Standard Specification for Roadside CabinetsFalse
NEMANEMA TS 8Cyber and Physical Security for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)False

Interfaces To

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ODOT Maintenance Garages