A common practice amongst transportation agencies, the initiation and coordination of lane closure requests and subsequent approvals typically relies on a manually intensive paper, email, text and phone call coordination process. But now, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), with the assistance from HNTB, has successfully transformed this outdated process to a highly efficient digital system.

Implementing a software application originally developed and piloted by the firm for NJDOT’s Interstate 80 corridor, the Lane Closure Management System (LCMS) is a digital infrastructure solution that creates enhanced technological and operational efficiency for roadway closure requests and approvals. With HNTB providing software development and project management services, the LCMS now extends to all interstate roadways under NJDOT’s jurisdiction.

Data-Driven Results

The LCMS application has become a mission-critical tool for NJDOT’s lane closure management operations, providing enhanced levels of communication, safety and operational efficiency. With the digital infrastructure solution in place, the department, which manages an average of 100 work zone reservation requests per week, has realized a 20-percent labor savings.

Location: New Jersey

Client: New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)

Services: Program management, software development

Awards: Distinguished Award, ACEC New Jersey (2023); Statewide/Regional Agency Outstanding ITS Project or Program, Design Category - ITS NJ (2023)