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05Jan, 15

IRD Selected for CAD $9.5M Georgia Weigh Station Project

Saskatoon, SK January 5, 2015 – International Road Dynamics Inc. (IRD) announced today that it has received a CAD $9.5 Million contract for the design, supply, installation and integration of 19 mainline Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) systems at various locations throughout the State of Georgia.

As the technology supplier for the Design-Build team that was awarded the project, IRD will design and supply systems that include mainline WIM scales on the interstate, roadside and scale house electronics, license plate reading (LPR), USDOT number reading and side view cameras, and over-height detection systems at a total of 19 weigh station locations. The systems to be provided under this contract will complement and enhance the automated ramp weigh station facilities previously provided by IRD that are currently being operated by the Georgia Department of Transport.  Each new system will be used to collect and transmit Weigh-in-Motion data to the Georgia Department of Transportation Traffic Management Center, Georgia Department of Public Safety/Motor Carrier Compliance and other entities throughout the State.  It is anticipated that construction will start in 2015 at the truck weigh stations located in Carroll County (I-20 westbound), Troup County (I-85 northbound and southbound), Douglas County (I-20 eastbound) and Catoosa County (I-75 northbound and southbound).  Construction of the remaining weigh station sites is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

Following the construction phase, IRD will also provide equipment warranty and maintenance services as required to keep all systems operational for a period of five years.

Mr. Terry Bergan, IRD’s President and CEO stated: “IRD is pleased to provide the Georgia Department of Transportation with state of the art weigh station and enterprise reporting solutions that will help the State ensure the efficient operation of commercial vehicle traffic thus allowing for sustainable and safe transportation growth.”

IRD is a highway traffic management technology company specializing in supplying products and systems to the global Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) industry.  IRD is a North American company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with sales and service offices throughout the United States and overseas.  Private corporations, transportation agencies and highway authorities around the world use IRD's products and advanced systems to manage and protect their highway infrastructures.

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