‘Smart’ electronic signs to be installed along I-80 starting Tuesday; first in Richmond

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Starting Tuesday, construction crews will begin installing electronic signs along Interstate I-80 from the Bay Bridge to the Carquinez Bridge.
Alameda CTC received a demonstrations earlier this week of the new signs set to be installed on I-80.

Starting Tuesday, construction crews will begin installing electronic signs along Interstate I-80 from the Bay Bridge to the Carquinez Bridge that are aimed at easing congestion along the corridor, with the first sign to be placed in Richmond.

The electronic signs, which will post information about traffic incidents and travel times, won’t start operating until 2015, according to the Alameda County Transportation Commission, which posted images of the signs on Facebook.

The first sign will be erected in Richmond, a project spokeswoman told the West County Times, which added commuters should expect some overnight closures in the next few months as 11 of the 25-foot sign frames are installed.

The project is part of the I-80 SMART (Integrated Corridor Mobility) project, which broke ground in fall 2012. (See video below for an overview of the project)

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