Green Light for signs
First publishedin World Highways
New technology from Siemens will help provide information to road users in Staffordshire
Nine new Siemens Elektra signs are set to ease traffic congestion on key approach roads to Newcastle-under-Lyme in the UK.
The project to install Variable Message Signs (VMS), recently approved by Staffordshire County Council, will provide motorists with important travel and road safety information, and up-to-date warnings of incidents and accidents to help them avoid trouble spots and possible congestion.
Michael Smith, the county council’s senior highways project engineer, said: “‘In addition to representing good value for money, the company has a sound track record in this area having already successfully supplied and installed similar equipment of this kind near to Stafford Town Centre.”
Siemens VMS will be installed on routes including the A34, A53, A525, A52, A527, A519 and B5367 and will be linked to the county council’s Siemens Comet VMS control system in Stafford.