Aug 2, 2014
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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 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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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.