Motorists to get travel times on new Pa. signs

November 11, 2008 5:49:58 AM PST
New computer software, vehicle detectors and lighted message boards will give motorists travel times to the next exit on three southeastern Pennsylvania highways. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials say the pilot program will begin Nov. 17 on sections of Routes 202, 30 and 100 in Chester County, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.

The signs will display the distance in miles to the next exit and the average travel time in minutes, updated every 20 seconds. PennDOT plans to follow up on the Chester County pilot program by posting travel time information on Interstate 76 in Philadelphia.

District Executive Lester Toaso says as the necessary equipment is installed, all message signs in the five-county Philadelphia region will eventually display travel times.

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Information from: Daily Local News, http://www.dailylocal.com

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