The Bureau of Information and Telecommunications has been addressing Y2K problems in telephone systems, personal computers and related equipment. However, the Department owns many pieces of equipment, such as laboratory and surveying equipment and traffic signals, that have not yet been addressed. The equipment that is susceptible to this problem must be identified and repaired or replaced throughout the Department's central offices, Region and Area offices, and 75 maintenance shops.
Findings: 508 items were inventoried. 62 items were found to be not Y2K compliant. Many of these items will still functionally operate even though they are not technically Y2K compliant. The cost of the equipment upgrades/replacement was $25,418.
Although there may be some unexpected problems, SDDOT is ready for the year 2000. The recommendation is that SDDOT be prepared as though there will be a major blizzard on December 31, 1999 that will last for a week. SDDOT will need to be prepared for this blizzard with the expectation that they will not be able to get any outside assistance (i.e. not being able to get fuel delivered for the duration of the blizzard).