Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Aug. 17, 2011
TRAVEL TIMES PILOT TO BEGIN ON INTERSTATE 66
Signs will display miles and minutes to Beltway and Gainesville
Signs on I-66 will provide current travel times to key destinations.
FAIRFAX—Beginning Aug. 22, motorists will see travel times displayed on Interstate 66 electronic message signs between the Capital Beltway and Gainesville. If the Virginia Department of Transportation's two-month pilot project is successful, it will be expanded to provide travel times to key destinations along other northern Virginia interstates and ultimately highways throughout the commonwealth.
Motorists will see travel times posted at three locations:
- I-66 East, just east of Route 28, to display the travel time to I-495
- I-66 West, just west of Route 50, to display the travel time to Gainesville
- I-66 West, just west of Route 7100, to display the travel time to Gainesville
Travel times will be displayed weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
VDOT is using traffic data from Inrix and other sources to determine the travel times. Traffic controllers at the Public Safety Transportation Operations Center in Fairfax County will ensure the travel times are successfully relayed to the electronic message signs and are accurately refreshed every five minutes.
Motorists can learn more about the pilot project and provide feedback on the display times at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/northernvirginia/travel_times.asp.
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