I-80 Corridor is SMARTer and Safer
Aug 23, 2016 at 2:33pm
The high-tech I-80 SMART Corridor project is activated. A network of integrated electronic signs, ramp meters and other state-of-the-art elements between the Carquinez Bridge and the Bay Bridge are improving safety and mobility.
Have you seen the big electronic signs on westbound Interstate 80 (Eastshore Freeway) between the Carquinez Bridge and the Bay Bridge? These are part of the I-80 SMART Corridor project. Now activated, real-time traffic information, including variable advisory speed signs and blocked lane signs, allow drivers to make informed decisions in the event of an incident. Additional improvements include "smart" ramp metering on 43 on-ramps to reduce merging conflicts and manage traffic volumes on I-80. These adaptive ramp meters and real-time message signs along the corridor contribute to optimized roadway operations and improved safety, and are integrated with, and managed from, the Traffic Management Center at the Caltrans Bay Area headquarters in Oakland. Learn more at http://80smartcorridor.org/