Jennifer Gwaltney 757-925-2583
Jan. 23, 2015
New Roadside Signs to Display Travel Times to Richmond
Signs will display quickest route to I-295
HAMPTON ROADS – Just in time for the weekend, motorists headed to Richmond will have information for the quickest route to I-295. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has added three new roadside signs in Hampton Roads that will be ready to display dual travel time information to Richmond beginning today.
Travel times debuted in Hampton Roads in May 2012 with six roadside signs along Interstates 64, 264, 664 and Route 168 to help motorists choose the quickest drive time to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront or North Carolina’s Outer Banks. In February 2014, travel time messaging was introduced on the existing overhead electronic message boards.
“Motorists are increasingly relying on real-time traffic information to help them make quick decisions for choosing or changing their routes when they’re on the road,” said Jim Utterback, Hampton Roads District Administrator. “We’re pleased to offer this latest expansion to our travel time network for Richmond-bound motorists.”
The three static roadside signs are positioned at strategic decision points at the following Hampton Roads locations:
- I-64 west, in James City County, 5 miles east of Norge/Toano (exit 231)
- I-264 west, in Virginia Beach, near Birdneck Road (exit 22)
- I-64 east, in Chesapeake, near Shell Road (mile marker 295)
VDOT acquires current statewide travel time data from INRIX, a leading provider of real-time traffic information. To view real-time messages on overhead signs, traffic camera images or road conditions, visit VDOT’s 24-hour traffic and travel information website: www.511virginia.org
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