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Helping you steer clear of congestion

Yesterday two new “dynamic message signs” passed inspection and were activated. The signs look great! They are on 1st Ave S and 4th Ave S, both south of Spokane Street and for northbound traffic.  Messages went up for drivers immediately about construction impacting access to Spokane St.  We’ll have more information on how they’re working in a few days.

New SODO dynamic message signs

Dynamic message signs are one way to move people and freight more efficiently.  We don’t have room for new roads in a built-out city like ours, so spreading traffic more evenly over the roads we’ve got is important.  Signs like these give travelers up-to-the minute information so they can steer clear of congested areas, use other parts of the street network and keep moving.