New highway signs to offer real-time traffic information

Permanent signs expected on I-91 and Mass Pike by end of the year

Rendering of one of the new Go Time signs being installed on Route 140 in Taunton. Image Courtesy: MassDOT

BOSTON (WWLP) – Highway signs tell you how far away destinations are, but until recently, they haven’t been able to tell you how long it will actually take you to get there. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is in the process of setting up new electronic signs on highways statewide that will help you with that.

The first “Go-Time” signs were installed on Route 6 on Cape Cod back in 2014. Temporary signs have also been in operation along the Massachusetts Turnpike and on I-91 through the construction zone. The state is planning a big expansion of the program through the year, putting up a total of 137 permanent signs on highways across the state.

The signs are expected to be up and operating on Interstate 95 and Interstate 495 by the end of the summer, and permanent signs should be installed on the Mass Pike and I-91 by the end of the year.

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