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The City of Coppell is utilizing Bluetooth technology to update drivers with information about traffic conditions to make the daily commute a little easier. Four new digital message boards along Freeport Parkway, which will be under construction for the next 18-24 months, alert drivers to real-time travel times along various routes. The innovative signs were implemented as part of a partnership between the City of Coppell and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
These signs use Bluetooth sensors to track drive times to and from Freeport Parkway at SH-121 and IH-635. The message boards display up-to-date travel information that allows commuters to make decisions on the best route, preserving the capacity on Freeport Parkway for motorists that must use this route to access businesses such as AAA, Naterra and The Container Store.
The signs are located at four locations along Freeport Parkway:
"The City is constantly looking for ways to use innovative tools and implement smart technologies to improve the quality of life of our residents and businesses," said Kent Collins, Director of Public Works for the City of Coppell. "We know that while construction is necessary, it is inconvenient and often frustrating for drivers. We hope that these new message boards will be able to alleviate some of the stress for commuters who have no alternative to using Freeport Parkway."
For more information, contact the City of Coppell Engineering Department at 972-304-3679.