Highways England has awarded the contract to supply Motorway Incident Detection and Automated Signalling (MIDAS) technology systems to Costain.
Under the contract, Costain will supply 1,500 outstation units over a two-year period for the MIDAS system which uses road sensors to detect congestion and display messages on signs to alert motorists in order to improve road safety and make journeys more reliable.
Darren James, managing director, Infrastructure said, “Costain has a strong track record of supplying this technology to our client, having previously supplied MIDAS units for installation on the M1, M5 and M6. Technology is playing an important role in improving the driving experience for motorists on the UK highways network and our technology teams are playing an integral role in this.”
The systems will be supplied from Costain’s technology centre in Yatton, Somerset.