Travel-Time Info Added to Dynamic Message Signs

Photo Provided by the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Photo Provided by the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Just in time for the holiday weekend, the Indiana Department of Transportation has added travel-time information to seven permanent dynamic message signs around the state, including two in the Region.   One is on the Borman Expressway eastbound at mile 12 in Gary, displaying travel times to State Road 49 in Chesterton, the U.S. 421 Michigan City exit, and the Michigan state line at Mile 45. The other, also in Lake County, is on southbound I-65 at mile 256 near Ridge Road in Lake County, displaying travel times to State Road 2 in Lowell, State Road 26 in Lafayette, and I-865 in downstate Boone County.  The information will supplement 26 dedicated travel-time signs in the state’s larger metropolitan areas when not being used to alert motorists to upcoming incidents, congestion or road conditions.  The estimates are based on information gathered from road sensors that measure a variety of factors, including average vehicle speed and traffic volumes.