Maryland upgrading highway signs
The Maryland State Highway Administration has launched the second phase of its program to add travel time information to its overhead message boards.
The program, launched in January on Interstate 95 north of Washington, has expanded to Maryland's other interstates, including the Capital Beltway and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. The signs display estimated driving time to major roadways.
Here's the location of the 23 variable-message boards added to the system:
-- Seven along I-495/I-95 between I-95 and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge (the eastern side of the Capital Beltway).
-- Eight along I-95 between I-695 and I-495 (the Baltimore and Washington Beltways).
-- Six along the Baltimore Beltway from Essex through Towson and into Catonsville.
-- Two along the BW Parkway between I-695 and I-195. (That's a portion of the parkway controlled by Maryland, rather than the National Park Service.)
This summer, the travel information will be added to signs along I-83, I-270 and I-795. The system uses travel time information from GPS transponders in company fleet vehicles. The data is available to motorists between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. seven days a week.
Before leaving home or work, drivers can find the same travel time information on the State Highway Administration Web site. The travel time messages are automatically removed from the overhead signs if there's an accident or other event that has closed lanes.
March 8, 2010; 4:42 PM ET
Categories: Commuting , Driving , highways | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Maryland State Highway Administration
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