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Travel times to be displayed on message boards in Iowa City area

Iowa City (KWWL) -- The Iowa Department of Transportation hopes a new message system gives motorists in the Iowa City area a better idea of what they can expect on their commute.

Travelers along the US 218/Interstate 380 corridor will be able to see average travel times on message boards along and over the road.

The travel times will be on display during the morning and evening peak travel times starting today.

"The reconstruction of the interchange at I-80 and I-380 may have some impacts on travel times for motorists in this corridor over the next few years. Having the travel times on the message boards will give people information to not only be able to better understand commute times but allow them to change if necessary," said Cathy Cutler, transportation planner in the Iowa DOT's District 6 Office in Cedar Rapids.

The corridor will use the same intelligent technology used in Des Moines and other parts of Iowa to determine travel time.

Jordan Thomas

News Content Producer

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