I-95 drivers to get a heads-up on travel times

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Starting Dec. 12, motorists on Interstate 95 will see travel times displayed on electronic message signs between Washington, D.C. and Fredericksburg, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Friday.

“Keeping traffic moving in Northern Virginia is a daily challenge that requires the latest technology tools. Using travel data to display accurate travel times allows motorists to consider taking an alternate route before getting mired in traffic or, at the very least, know what to expect,” Mr. McDonnell said. “Whether you are a daily commuter, long distance traveler or trucker, this information is helpful.”

• Northbound I-95 travel times will be posted on overhead signs:

At Route 234, with the travel time to the Capital Beltway/I-495

At Route 123, with the travel time to the Capital Beltway/I495

At the Fairfax County Parkway, with the travel time to the D.C. line

• Southbound I-95 travel times will be posted on overhead signs:

Near the Pentagon, with the travel time to the Capital Beltway/I-495

Prior to the Beltway, with the travel time to Route 123

Near the Fairfax County Parkway, with the travel time to Route 234

Near Lorton, with the travel time to Route 3 in Fredericksburg

Travel times will be displayed weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Since August, he Virginia Department of Transportation has displayed travel times on I-66 between the I-495 and Gainesville.

The department plans to expand travel times to key destinations along other Northern Virginia interstates and, ultimately, to highways throughout the state.

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