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March 18, 2009

WSDOT OKs contract to smarten up highways

By MARGIE SLOVAN
Journal Staff Reporter

The Washington State Department of Transportation is gearing up to put European-style traffic management techniques on major roadways in Puget Sound. This means state highways are about to get smarter.

Soon, there will be signs above each lane of northbound Interstate 5 telling traffic how fast it can go. Other signs will explain what's happening further down the road. Messages will be controlled from WSDOT's traffic management center in Shoreline.


 
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