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Keeping motorists connected: electronic message signs coming to US-127 in Ingham and Clinton counties

Contact: Kari Arend, MDOT Office of Communications,
 arendk@michigan.gov
517-750-0406
Agency: Transportation

COUNTIES:
Ingham and Clinton

ROADWAY:
US-127

CLOSEST CITY:
Lansing

START DATE:
Monday, April 7, 2014

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
October 2014

PROJECT:
Construction will begin next week to install electronic message signs and other communications technology at various locations along US-127 as part of the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) Intelligent Transportation System (ITS).

ITS is a network of technology that allows MDOT to provide the motoring public with real-time traffic information via electronic messages boards and the Mi Drive traffic website (www.michigan.gov/drive). ITS networks are made up of various types of technologies, including but not limited to: electronic message signs (also known as dynamic message signs or DMS), closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, microwave vehicle detection systems (MVDS), and wireless and fiber-optic communication systems.A wireless communication tower
An electronic message sign

















A microwave vehicle detection systemA closed-circuit camera














TRAFFIC IMPACTS:

There will be intermittent shoulder closures in each direction along US-127 between I-496 to just south of Price Road near St. Johns during ITS installation.

MDOT says: Drive like you want to make it home tonight.



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