Real-time information to improve traffic flows

Information signs installed at 62 locations along three Victorian freeways to give motorists advanced notice of road conditions

October 31, 2012

Information signs have been installed at 62 locations along the three Victorian freeways, which will advise motorists of road conditions before they access the roads.

VicRoads has upgraded 80 real-time information signs on the Monash Freeway, Western Ring Road and Princes Freeway, which will be switched on this week and operated between 5am and 8pm.

They will provide drivers with up-to-the minute travel times and freeway conditions, VicRoads Director of Road Operations Dean Zabrieszach says.

"Drivers will have noticed some of these signs already along freeways but the new signs which are being switched on this week feature upgraded real time information along the major roads leading up to the freeways," Zabrieszach says.

"These signs give motorists estimated travel times based on real time travel conditions before they get onto the freeway, so they have the opportunity to avoid a congested road.

"The more information motorists have the better travel choices they can make."

The signs are part of a VicRoads program using technology to better manage Melbourne’s freeway network.

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