Monday, August 22, 2011

VDOT Pilot Project Starts Today -- Will Display I-66 Travel Times

Beginning today, Monday, Aug. 22, motorists will see travel times displayed on Interstate 66 electronic message signs between the Capital Beltway and Gainesville.

If the Virginia Department of Transportation’s two-month pilot project is successful, it will be expanded to provide travel times to key destinations along other northern Virginia interstates and ultimately highways throughout the commonwealth.

Motorists will see travel times posted at three locations:
  • Eastbound I-66, just east of Route 28, will display the travel time to I-495
  • Westbound I-66, just west of Route 50, will display the travel time to Gainesville
  • Westbound I-66, just west of Route 7100, will 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.

VDOT is using traffic data from Inrix and other sources to determine the travel times. Traffic controllers at the Public Safety Transportation Operations Center in Fairfax County will ensure the travel times are successfully relayed to the message signs and are accurately refreshed every five minutes.

Motorists can learn more about the pilot project and provide feedback on the display times at

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