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January 31, 2017, Houston, Texas, USA |

SICE will supply and install the ITS and ETC systems on the SH288 Highway in Texas (USA)

This work, together with the agreement signed with Prince for the I-95 project and the last awarding in Orlando, strengthen SICE’s presence in the United States within the ITS and toll sectors.


The company Blueridge Tolling Company (BTC) has awarded SICE with the design, procurement, implementation and commissioning of the ITS systems, tolling systems and network communication including the Developer TMC. In the scope of the project is also included the operational back office for the tolling system and interoperability with other external agencies.

The SH 288 Toll Lanes Project consists on a 10.3 mile highway in Houston, where new two (2) express lanes will be constructed in the median for Northbound and Southbound. In the project is also included the reconstruction of IH 610 and Beltway 8 connectors with SH288.

The SH 288 expansion will include three major interchanges:

  • Beltway 8, which will include (8) direct connector/ramp bridges
  • Loop 610, which will include (8) direct connector/ramp bridges
  • The Texas Medical Center, which will include (2) direct connector/ramp bridges

SH288 Project consists of 11 electronic toll collection points along the 10.3 miles and ITS systems as DMS, CCTV, MVDS, 80 sensors for vehicle detection, 30 Bluetooth equipment to calculate traveling times, 10 variable message panels and 11 toll rate signs. This equipment will manage the General and Manage Lanes including the Interchanges at Beltway8 & IH610.

Construction has begun in October 25th, 2016 with a total length of 1,000 days, having road open to traffic in July 2019.