New digital travel time advice on interstates

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Traveling toward Fredricksburg and DC should be a little more informative starting Monday.

VDOT hopes to keep traffic moving using digital travel time displays on I-95

They'll tell you how many miles left in popular routes, and how many minutes it will take.

The plan, say officials? To save you time, and avoid back-ups — especially, during the holidays, when traffic on these major through-ways, multiplies.

The governor hopes travel signs warning drivers of traffic problems will cut back on congestion. For example, Route 234 will show the travel time to the capital beltway and Route 123 will do the same.

The Fairfax County Parkway will show the travel time to the DC line.

And over time, VDOT plans to add the signs along other interstates and highways across the Commonwealth.

On I-95, there will be seven posted locations — three northbound and four southbound.

They'll be displayed from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends.

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