Next time you get stuck in traffic on I-66, you won't have to guess how late you'll be. The state of Virginia will estimate for you.
Starting August 22, electronic message signs will go up along the roadway and display travel times.
“In order to continue to positively address our transportation challenges and bring additional relief to drivers in our most congested regions, we must use every tool available. This includes new technology that will help improve traffic flow,” Governor McDonnell said in a release.
The signs are part of a pilot program based on other travel time signs used on highways around the country.
Starting Aug. 22, 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.