- Associated Press - Friday, February 21, 2014

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) - Motorists traveling over the George Washington Bridge are seeing new signs designed to help smooth their trip.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it recently completed two projects to put up 15 variable message signs on both sides of the bridge. The signs can provide up-to-date information on traffic conditions, travel times and alternate routes.

The Port Authority, which operates the bridge, approved the “smart sign” projects in 2012.

In combination with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, 11 of the signs were installed in New Jersey on eastbound roads leading to the bridge. Four more were installed on the New York side.

The Port Authority estimates the additional information posted on the signs will reduce congestion and fuel consumption.

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