Lexington Looks At GPS Systems to Help Treat Streets and Roads

Reported by: Melanie Kendall
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Updated: 1/18 1:12 am

Lexington and Fayette County road crews cover more than 1,000 miles of road when bad weather hits. 

LFCUG Streets and Roads is looking into installing GPS systems into those trucks to make them more efficient and save the city money.

“There's a whole host of things that it can be used for we're just now kind of exploring it,” said Rob Allen with the Division of Streets & Roads.

Crews believe the GPS systems would help increase safety, and give details on exactly how much salt is down on particular roads.

It would also track trucks and give better time estimates on how long it takes to treat the entire city.

The hope is that it would help the division's fleet work smarter, and not waste resources or tax dollars.

“It will cut out some redundancies and also make some things more transparent,” said Allen.

“Anything that makes us more efficient in doing this I think would be great,” said Greg Taulbee, a salt truck driver for the city.

The Division of Streets and Roads hopes to eventually have the GPS systems on all of its trucks.

It plans to install the systems throughout the next few years.    

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