Dynamic Message Sign Retrofit Project
|Facilities-Hampton Roads District|
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
Frank Shearman, Project Manager
About the Project
This was a multi-phased project to "retrofit" a total of 117 electronic message signs in the Hampton Roads District on arterial and mainline roadways and along I-64, I-264, I-564 and I-664, and on the HOV/Reversible Roadway and the I-264 HOV/Diamond Lanes.
The retrofitting process involved removing the exsiting electronic signs and replacing the components and electrical wiring. The signs were reinstalled and field tested before becoming operational again.
The first phase of the project was completed in January 2013, with 44 signs on arterial roadways, and along I-64, I-264 and I-564, replaced at a cost of $4.9 million. The second phase of work was for 37 signs on arterial roadways, the HOV/Reversible Roadway and the I-264 HOV/Diamond Lanes, and was completed in August 2013 at a cost of $4.2 million.This phase also included the installation of automated emergency power equipment for ten critical HOV entrance signs. The third and final phase of the project replaced 36 signs on arterial roadways, and along I-64, I-264 and I-664 at a cost of $3.9 million, and was completed in October 2013.
A third phase of 36 additional signs has been initiated, which will complete the retrofitting of the remaining signs in various locations on arterial roadways and along I-64, I-264, I-464, I-564 and I-664. This third and final phase of the project is scheduled for completion in fall 2013, at a cost of $4.6 million as part of the operations and maintenance contract.