More Traffic Information Signs Coming To First Coast

Jul 26, 2013

 

Electronic signs like this one on Emerson will provide drivers with real time traffic information.
Credit Kevin Meerschaert

All they do now is flash “F-DOT test message,” but electronic signs recently erected along roads in the area will soon go online.

The state is funding the signs through The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization.

They will let drivers know about problems ahead on the roads like accidents, congestion and construction zones.

TPO Executive Director Jeff Sheffield says its part of the overall Intelligent Transportation System that they have been installing the past few years.

The signs are only being installed on state and U.S. designated roadways.

They will also be valuable if case an evacuation is ordered due to a hurricane or tropical storm.