The velocity restrict alongside a stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia might change day after day, and even hour to hour, below a plan to alleviate congestion and enhance security, the Virginia Division of Transportation stated.
New velocity restrict indicators on I-95 northbound will differ speeds from 35 to 70 mph between Ladysmith and Fredericksburg beginning Wednesday, the Virginia Division of Transportation stated in a launch.
The LED indicators change static velocity restrict indicators and calculate speeds utilizing software program that tracks real-time visitors and delays on the highway. The speeds can be greater when the highway is obvious and decrease when there may be congestion.
There at the moment are 48 indicators positioned about each half-mile to mile alongside the 15-mile stretch of freeway, VDOT stated.
Together with various the velocity restrict, the indicators can be subsequent to message boards managed by VDOT’s visitors operations facilities. This crew will talk the rationale for velocity limits comparable to “congestion forward, climate situations, or lane closures for crashes, work zones or different incidents.”
VDOT stated they hope these indicators will cut back the danger of crashes and “harmonize visitors stream.”