MDOT Adding New Signs This Summer To Give Real-Time Data to Drivers
The Maine Department of Transportation unveiled some pretty cool new signs this week. Just in time for the tourists to flock into the Pine Tree State! You may have seen some of these types of "Real Time Data" signs in other states.
According to MDOT here's how it works:
These signs will share traffic information with motorists based on data that are collected anonymously from various mobile devices along the two interstates. This initiative is part of a national trend to use intelligent transportation systems to improve safety and mobility.
There will be 10 signs in total. Two signs on the Turnpike (in York and Wells) and four signs on I-295 (in Falmouth, Yarmouth, Freeport, and Topsham) will display various destinations with the number of miles and the number of minutes it will take motorists to reach those destinations. Three signs on the Turnpike (in Saco, Scarborough, and Farmingdale) and one on I-295 (in Cumberland) will be located near where I-95 and I-295 connect; those signs will display the expected delays, if any, along those interstate corridors to help drivers choose the faster route.