Unit Costs (Adjusted)

Equipment Costs for Roadside Information (RS-I)

Note: Equipment list adjusted to 2014 dollars. The date in parentheses under the capital cost value and O&M cost value represents the dollar year from which the cost value was adjusted. All costs are in $K.
Unit Cost Element IDAS # Life
Years
Capital Cost
$K, 2014 Dollars
(Source Year)
O&M Cost
$K/year, Dollars
(Source Year)
Description
Roadside Message Sign
Index: 2
RS0102030 - 45
(1995)
2 - 2
(1995)
Fixed message board for HOV and HOT lanes.
Wireline to Roadside Message Sign
Index: 1
RS013206 - 9
(1995)
Wireline to DMS (0.5 mile upstation).
Dynamic Message Sign
Index: 2
RS0151037 - 92
(2005)
1.8 - 5
(2005)
Low capital cost is for smaller DMS installed along arterial. High capital cost is for full matrix, LED, 3-line, walk-in DMS installed on freeway. Cost does not include installation.
Dynamic Message Sign Tower
Index: 9
RS0162029 - 141
(2005)
Low capital cost is for a small structure for arterials. High capital cost is for a larger structure spanning three to four lanes. DMS tower structure requires minimal maintenance.
Dynamic Message Sign - Portable
Index: 2
1414.4 - 19
(2005)
0.5 - 1.4
(2005)
Trailer mounted DMS (three-line, 8-inch character display); includes trailer, solar or diesel powered, and equipped with cellular modem for remote communication and control. Operating costs are for labor and replacement parts.
Highway Advisory Radio
Index: 1
RS0172016 - 37
(2005)
0.6 - 1
(2005)
Capital cost is for a 10-watt HAR. Includes processor, antenna, transmitters, battery back-up, cabinet, rack mounting, lighting, mounts, connectors, cable, and license fee. Super HAR costs can exceed $9K additional. Primary use of the super HAR is to gain a stronger signal.
Highway Advisory Radio Sign
Index: 2
104 - 7
(2005)
0.20
(2005)
Cost is for a HAR sign with flashing beacons. Includes cost of the controller.
Roadside Probe Beacon
Index: 2
RS02054 - 6
(2001)
0.4 - 0.6
(2001)
Two-way device (per location).
LED Count-down Signal
Index: 2
100.237 - 0.329
(2001)
Costs range from low (two 12x12-inch dual housing unit) to high (16x18-inch single housed unit). Signal indicates time remaining for pedestrian to cross, and a walk or don't walk icon. Count-down signals use low 8-watt LED bulbs, which require replacement approximately every five to seven years.
Pedestrian Crossing Illumination System
Index: 2
520.8 - 32
(2003)
2.0 - 3
(2001)
The capital cost range includes cost of equipment and installation. Equipment includes fixtures, four lamps per lane for a three lane crosswalk, controller, pole, and push button activator. Installation is estimated at 150% to 200% of the total equipment cost. Capital cost would be greater if the system included automated activation of the in-pavement lighting system. O&M is approximately 10% of the equipment cost.
Variable Speed Display Sign
Index: 2
2.7 - 3.7
(2001)
Low range is for a variable speed limit display system. High range includes static speed sign, speed detector (radar), and display system.
Other Unit Cost Elements
Index: -
----Summary values under development