Signs Will Display Estimated Travel Times

Signs Will Display Estimated Travel Times

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah drivers will soon have a new tool to help with the rush-hour traffic commute.

Starting Monday, the Utah Department of Transportation will use the electronic message signs along I-15 to show estimated travel times.

The signs located between Sandy and downtown Salt Lake City will use the new feature during morning and evening commutes.

Each sign will list two destinations, an exit nearby and an exit representing the end of a typical driver's commute.

Under extreme congestion or when crashes occur the signs may also suggest alternative routes.

The six-month pilot program could become a permanent feature depending on its effectiveness and public response.

The signs could also be extended to I-80 in Salt Lake and Summit counties, I-215 in Salt Lake County and on I-15 in Davis and Utah counties.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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