In 2015, Versilis supplied and installed an integrated on-ramp closure system for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD). The system was implemented to facilitate ramp closures, manage congestion on US Highway 90 Business, manage construction events and promote efficient emergency response to traffic incidents. The system, consisting of various warning devices and automated gates was deployed in the summer of 2015 to replace recurring manual deployment of conventional channelizing devices.
Versilis developed a fully integrated solution including traffic light signals, flashing beacons, and Versilis swing gates. A Versilis Commander is used to control the sequence of events as follows: 1) Commander requests a red preemptive traffic light and activates the advanced flashing beacons; 2) when the red traffic light is confirmed, ramp traffic beacons are activated; 3) gates are then deployed in sequence. The red traffic lights are maintained until the gate deployment is completed. The system can be activated using either a handheld remote control, local push buttons, or a web application. This complete solution was built to allow operational flexibility and redundancy.