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are going up on freeways all across the metropolitan area that will soon hold
signs displaying critical information for drivers.
electronic signs will tell drivers what roads to avoid and what to be on the
lookout for. It's called the freeway management system. In addition to the
signs, there will be nearly 70 cameras mounted along major interstates by the
end of next year.
are already up and running in every major city in Ohio, except Toledo.
really going to make a difference in the way we travel, and it's really going
to help northwest Ohio," said Theresa Pollick, spokesperson for the Ohio
Department of Transportation (ODOT).
signs alert drivers about construction or accidents on the road, helping them
easily navigate what routes are the fastest to take. But the signs could also
case there is an Amber Alert, it's going to help drivers see license plates on
the cars, so they will be able to know what's ahead of them, because those
license plates will be displayed, the descriptions will," Pollick said.
all the data from the cameras will be monitored from Columbus and posted online
at Ohgo.com, so drivers can check traffic delays
and see real-time traffic from home.