Real-time traffic displays on highways

NICOLE MATHEWSON
Last updated 14:08 31/01/2014
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IMPROVED INFORMATION: Three new variable messaging signs have been set up on state highways 1 and 76 to inform motorists of the expected time it will take them to get to various destinations.

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Motorists on three key Christchurch highways will now have access to real-time information informing them how long their journey will take.

Three new variable messaging signs have been set up on State Highways 1 and 76 to inform motorists of the expected time it will take them to get to various destinations. 

The signs are part of an initiative by the multi-agency Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) to improve travel around Christchurch by informing motorists about road works, travel delays, detours and road closures. 

Sensors installed along State Highway 1 from Belfast to Hornby and the new Christchurch Southern Motorway (State Highway 76) from Hornby to Lyttelton collect travel data to be displayed along the two routes from today. 

The data is also uploaded to the transportforchristchurch.govt.nz website, allowing drivers to check journey times before they get in their vehicle.

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