Starting Friday, drivers will start to see something a little different during their commute.
Starting at 5 a.m. VDOT will display travel times on six overhead electronic message signs in the Hampton Roads area. They will display accurate, up-to-date travel time information which will allow drivers to choose their routes according to traffic conditions.
Current travel times will be displayed weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Governor McAuliffe made the announcement on Thursday.
“Deploying travel time technology is a common sense way for the Commonwealth to serve Virginians better by offering them more information about traffic conditions and which routes offer the smoothest trip,” said Governor McAuliffe.
These messages are already being used in Northern Virginia and Richmond. The locations of the signs in Hampton Roads were chosen to introduce this new technology at what officials consider key destination points.
Travel times will be posted at the following locations:
- I-264 West, at Independence Boulevard, to display the travel time to I-564
- I-264 West, at Witchduck Road, to display the travel time to the I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT)
- I-64 East, at the end of Willoughby Bridge, to display the travel time to I-264
- I-64 West at the I-264 Interchange, to display the travel time to HRBT
- I-64 West, past Greenbrier Parkway, to display the travel time to HRBT
- I-664 North, before Queen Street, to display the travel time to HRBT