The addition of 14 back-to-back permanent, overhead message signs in the median of 150 miles of interstate 10 will provide travelers with important information regarding weather, road incidents and construction.
The San Angelo District signs can also display Amber Alerts, which are controlled by the Texas Department of Public Safety, and display traffic safety messages.
Each sign is 9 feet tall by 30 feet wide and stands 20 feet off the ground. The new signs are connected to the Traffic Management Center in San Antonio and can message in real time.
Two boards are being installed in Kimble County, east and west of Junction; two in Sutton County, east and west of Sonora; and two in Crockett County, east and west of Ozona. Additionally, two signs are being installed on I-10 three miles west of the Pecos River.
By providing timely and accurate information, motorists can make informed travel decisions, and may choose to save time by selecting an alternate route. Motorists traveling across the state along the I-10 corridor will now see current travel information from El Paso to Beaumont.
Source: Texas Department of Public Safety, San Angelo District