Smarter Highways now active on I-5

From guest blogger Pam Wrenn

Have you driven northbound I-5 in south Seattle lately? If you have, you’ve probably seen the new electronic signs light up. We officially turned them on at 11 a.m. yesterday August 10th. The signs come on when traffic slows ahead, to let drivers know to reduce speed. They also direct traffic out of lanes where accidents or construction are blocking ahead.

You can see them in action on the I-5 at Albro Place webcam, and on the I-5 at South Rose St webcam

So what do you think? Are Smarter Highways making you feel more confident about what’s on the road ahead?

Side note: some of you have asked whether these speed limits are enforceable. The answer is yes, here is more from the State Patrol.