International Road Dynamics Inc.
TSX : IRD

International Road Dynamics Inc.

September 23, 2009 15:52 ET

IRD Announces Contract for Nova Scotia Mainline WIM System

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Sept. 23, 2009) - International Road Dynamics Inc. (TSX:IRD) (IRD) has been awarded a CAD $948,810 contract for a High Speed Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) System by Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR). The cost of the project is shared jointly between the Province of Nova Scotia and the Government of Canada under the Build Canada Program. IRD will act as prime contractor to supply, install, integrate, and maintain a Mainline WIM System at Kelly Lake near the Halifax Airport. This is the third high speed WIM System contracted to IRD by Nova Scotia TIR. Other systems are currently in operation near Enfield and Aulds Cove. The contract will be completed in two phases, fall of 2009 and the spring of 2010.

The Kelly Lake Station will operate as one of Nova Scotia's main truck screening systems. The system will also fall under ITS Canada Architecture, as it will also include a roadside safety system and possess the ability to screen driver credentials on site.

The Kelly Lake system will weigh and classify commercial vehicles as they travel at highway speeds. Approaching vehicles will be automatically evaluated and compared with legal load limits. If the vehicle is found to be compliant, the driver will be directed via electronic message signs to bypass the weigh station without stopping. If the vehicle is non-compliant, the driver will be directed to exit the highway and report to the weigh station for further processing.

IRD's President and CEO, Mr. Terry Bergan, states "IRD is pleased that Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal continues to place its confidence in our company to provide WIM screening solutions for their automated truck inspection stations. With this latest contract, IRD has supplied a total of 7 high-speed Mainline WIM Systems in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. IRD has had a very positive, long term relationship with the Province of Nova Scotia and we look forward to this latest project."

IRD is a highway traffic management technology company specializing in supplying products and systems to the global Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) industry. IRD is a North American company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada with sales and service offices throughout the United States and overseas. Private corporations, transportation agencies and highway authorities around the world use IRD's products and advanced systems to manage and protect their highway infrastructures.

The Company's shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol IRD.

IRD is listed on the TSX trading symbol IRD

Contact Information

  • International Road Dynamics Inc.
    Terry Bergan
    President & CEO
    (306) 653-6600 or U.S. (303) 355-5998
    or
    International Road Dynamics Inc.
    Francine Senecal-Lepage
    Investor Relations
    (306) 653-6603
    (306) 653-6609 (FAX)
    irdir@irdinc.com
    www.irdinc.com