Lindsay LeGrand 804-524-6179
Dec. 22, 2014
TRAVEL TIME SIGNS CAMPAIGN EXPANDED IN RICHMOND REGION
New roadside signs will display dual travel times to Williamsburg, Virginia Beach areas
COLONIAL HEIGHTS – To supplement motorist information displayed on overhead message boards and real-time traffic cameras, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) now offers one more way for drivers to take control of their travel. Beginning December 23, drivers along Interstate 295 and Interstate 64 will see new roadside static signage that will display dual travel times to both the Williamsburg and Virginia Beach areas.
Earlier this year, VDOT began displaying dual travel times to the Hampton Roads region on existing overhead message boards, which have proven successful for providing real-time traffic information to drivers. The data is provided by multiple technologies, including pavement sensors and Inrix data.
Northbound I-295 travel times will be posted:
- Near mile marker 24 (just south of Pocahontas Parkway/Route 895 interchange) will display the travel time to the Williamsburg area
Southbound I-295 travel times will be posted:
- Near mile marker 40 (just south of Route 301 interchange) will display the travel time to the Virginia Beach region
- Near mile marker 36 (just south of Route 360 interchange) will display the travel time to the Williamsburg area
Eastbound I-64 travel times will be posted:
- Near mile marker 194 (west of Laburnum Avenue) will display the travel time to the Williamsburg area
“We’re showing drivers options for their travel,” said Robb Alexander, regional operations director. “Updates in real time are invaluable when you’re on the road and need to make decisions fast.” Drivers can expect travel times to be regularly displayed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. VDOT is evaluating further future expansion that will provide more localized travel information.
To view real-time messages displayed 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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