Real time traffic signs installed in Interstate 91

New traffic signs should be fully installed on I-91 and the Mass Pike by the end of 2016.

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – New signs along I-91 are meant to help drivers make better travel decisions. The signs display the miles you’ll need to travel and the minutes it should take you to get there.

The signs factor in construction, accidents and rush hour traffic conditions so drivers can decide if they need to reroute. On the day before Thanksgiving, the signs said it would take 10 minutes to travel 10 miles to get to Northampton and 23 minutes to travel 16 miles to Amherst.

These signs were first rolled out in 2014 on Cape Cod. An updated version of the signs was installed in Taunton in May of this year and are slowly coming online across the state.

The 137 signs are solar powered, and span 700 miles of state highway, giving information on more than 300 destinations reaching 2.2 million drivers each day. The state should be finished installing these signs along the Masspike and I-91 by the end of this year.

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