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I-66 Active Traffic Management System Now Operational

21 September 2015 No Comment
Photo courtesy of VDOT

Photo courtesy of VDOT

The Virginia Department of Transportation’s new I-66 Active Traffic Management System was implemented just a few days ago on I-66 between Washington, D.C., and Route 29 in Gainesville.

The ATM System was designed for incident management and to improve safety along the congested Virginia roadway.

ATM System components include:

  • Expanded use of the shoulder lanes between the Beltway and Route 50. The shoulder lanes, also known as the red ‘X’ lanes, will routinely be opened to traffic when congestion builds, regardless of the time of day or day of the week. Currently, the shoulder lanes are used only during weekday peak periods.
  • New lane control signals on all lanes between Nutley Street and Route 29 in Centreville – Motorists will be able to see which lanes are open or blocked well in advance of incidents. Lane control signals between Nutley Street and the Beltway are expected to be completed in a few weeks.
  • Expanded camera and dynamic message sign coverage between the District of Columbia and Route 29 in Gainesville. The dynamic message signs will advise drivers on incidents and delays.

More information about the project can be found here: ATM System.

By: NOVA Fortnightly Staff

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