University team to install cutting-edge technology on Huron Church to improve traffic safety near bridge
New state-of the-art sensors will be installed next month near one of the city’s busiest intersections leading into and away from the Ambassador Bridge in hopes to better understand traffic flow and improve safety near border crossings.
The ongoing mix of big rig trucks, vehicles and pedestrians around the intersection of Huron Church Road and College Avenue has long been a recipe for potential danger.
Further south along Huron Church, the mixture of trucks and cars moving in and out of lanes has also posed many risks.
A network of cameras and sensors will be installed near the bridge along Huron Church, then studied by professors and students with the University of Windsor’s Cross-Border Institute as part of the $206,000 project supported by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund.
The project will be led by the institute’s civil engineering professor Hanna Maoh.
“We’re trying to understand how traffic moves through this major node,” he said. “Collecting data in real time is critical for any meaningful analysis.”