New Travel Time Signs Coming to I-66

By John Wist
|  Friday, Aug 19, 2011  |  Updated 10:15 AM EDT
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New Travel Time Signs Coming to I-66

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If you live in northern Virginia, you’ve probably been there before -- stuck on the parking lot that I-66 becomes during rush hour.

But now, you’ll know just how long you’ll have to sit in that traffic thanks to new electronic signs.

Starting Monday, three new signs will be up on I-66 displaying estimated travel times. One sign will go up on the eastbound lanes just east of Route 28 and show travel times to the Beltway. Two others will be put on I-66 westbound, one just west of Route 50 and the other just west of Route 7100, and they will display travel times to Gainesville.

Each sign will be updated every five minutes and times will be displayed from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.

For now, the signs are part of a two-month pilot program. But if VDOT finds it to be successful, they will add more signs on I-66, I-95, I-395 and several other area roadways.

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