Queensland switches on variable messaging

New variable messaging system installed on Cunningham Highway to notify motorists about hazards and delays

June 9, 2011

A new variable messaging system has been installed on the Cunningham Highway in Queensland to notify motorists of hazards and traffic delays on the road network.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has switched on an electronic messaging board at Warwick, near the Queensland and NSW border, at the Eight Mile intersection.

"The Eight Mile is a significant intersection for people driving to south east Queensland and the sign will play an important role in the traffic management of the New England Highway and Cunningham's Gap," Main Roads Minister Craig Wallace says.

"With a glance at the VMS, travellers will be informed if there are problems on these roads, giving people the choice to use an alternative route to minimise delays."

The project cost $450,000 an Wallace says the Queensland Government will use the tool to pass on accurate and reliable travel information.

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