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Traffic Signs Go Time, I-195, September 2016MassDOT announced the expansion of its Real Time Traffic System (Go-Time) with additional displays along 40 miles of Interstate 195, from Seekonk to Wareham.

This expansion will include 10 signs, providing travel times to 20 destinations, (12 of these 20 destinations will be displaying travel times as of today, with the remaining 8 coming online as the system buildout is completed this year.)

Go-Time is a Bluetooth based system that provides drivers with up to the minute traffic information about how long their commute will be, and promotes reduced congestion and improved air quality by giving drivers a tool to make informed travel decisions regarding which route they choose to travel.

MassDOT is scheduled to continue expanding the Go Time signs throughout 2016 on a corridor by corridor basis.  When complete, the full system will cover more than 700 miles of highway state-wide and will have 137 signs displaying travel times to more than 300 destinations. MassDOT estimates that approximately 2.2 million motorists will be able to view the travel time signs on a daily basis.  This information will also be available on a mobile app by the end of the year.

Previously, MassDOT activated similar displays along the Route 24 corridor, on Route 3 in Burlington, Route 140 in the Taunton area, and along Route 6 on Cape Cod.  The program began when temporary Go-Time signs were put in locations on portions of Interstate 93, Interstate 90 and Route 3.  By the end of the year, additional displays are scheduled to be installed along other parts of Interstate 95, Interstate 495, Route 1, Interstate 90 and Interstate 91.

 

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