Texas DOT to Expand Dynamic Message Boards Around the Area
The Texas Department of Transportation is undertaking a project to add six more of what they call ‘Dynamic Message Boards’ to the Lubbock District.
The boards, which can be seen around Loop 289 and I-27 will be added to spots in Bailey, Lynn, and Parmer counties.
The ITS provides real-time information to be used to craft messages to the traveling public relating to vehicle crashes, weather or highway conditions that might be causing bottlenecks, congestion or hazard travel via the message boards.
Messages provide motorists travel and safety information regarding:
Incident management-If traffic slows significantly due to accident or disabled cars that cause distractions then a message could go up warning motorists that traffic is backed up
Weather conditions-Ice on the roadway or low visibility because of blowing dust, fog or heavy rain or snow,
Roadway conditions-Problems with pavement or slow or congested traffic because of highway construction or routine maintenance
Amber or Silver Alerts
Installation of the signs is expected to be finished by the fall of this year.