The City of Surrey is hoping to make your commute easier, with new real-time road information signs for drivers.
“As we activate our Dynamic Messaging Signs, the City of Surrey is opening up even greater possibilities to make traffic safer, improve flow, and reduce environmental impact,” said Mayor Doug McCallum.
The City announced Monday it will have an Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS), which will be connected to 50 Bluetooth sensors installed at traffic signals throughout Surrey’s northwest area.
So what does that mean? There will be signs providing real-time estimates of the time to a destination via several different routes. The estimates take traffic and speed into consideration to give you accurate information.
There are currently three signs in Surrey operating as of now that give drivers alternate routes to take from Highway 1 toward Surrey’s City Centre.
The signs are currently at:
- Westbound on 104 Avenue at 154A Street
- 5500 block of King George Boulevard
- 152 Street off ramp from Highway 1
These information signs were created as a way to help drivers improve their commute and to reduce the environmental impact that comes with driving.
In other Surrey news, check out these exciting things to do in Langley and South Surrey this winter. If you still opt to take the bus, see how TransLink is preparing for winter.
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