EDMONTON, Alta. – Edmonton’s Campbell Scientific Canada has
signed a multi-year contract to take over the maintenance of Alberta’s
152 road weather information, camera, and digital messaging systems.
As part of the Road Weather Information System (RWIS) contract
between Amec Foster Wheeler and Alberta Transportation, the effort is
vital for ensuring the safety of motorists on the province’s highway
system, enhancing roadway maintenance efficiency, and reducing the
“Our goal as a company has always been to provide the best
measurement possible and we’re extremely excited to apply that principle
in our own backyard,” said Campbell Scientific Canada president and CEO
Brian Day. “We live and breathe the weather in this province every day,
so we understand what Albertans deal with and we look forward to
playing a role in the safety of Alberta’s roads for the foreseeable
Alberta’s weather information network includes 112 road weather
information stations, 10 mobile road weather stations, 17 digital
messaging signs, 10 road camera stations, and 3 road condition warning
The contract includes the possibility of installing up to 20 new
stations over the next five years on Calgary’s Stoney Trail and
Edmonton’s Anthony Henday Drive.
Alberta’s RWIS network gathers road and weather information in
real-time and reports on current conditions and forecasts, which helps
road maintenance personnel plan and prepare for weather events, and
drivers plan trips to ensure safe travel.
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