New ODOT Tech Will Allow You To Be Pissed About Rush Hour Before Being In Rush Hour

Cleveland Indians traffic. Just joking. Everyones just going to Hot Sauce Williams.
  • Cleveland Indians traffic. Just joking. Everyone's just going to Hot Sauce Williams.

If you drive through towns like Chicago, ones with notoriously horrendous traffic, you'll see LED billboards posted on bridges and interchanges that might tell you how long it might take you to get downtown, or to the lake, or to the corner where a drunken and shirtless Cubs fan will yell at you.

The high-tech traffic monitoring systems in big cities give commuters updates about delays, accidents, traffic flow, and ETA's on destinations, which is pretty damn useful when trying to navigate around in a timely and orderly manner.

Cleveland and other Ohio cities will be getting similar tech soon. Come October, the $22 million monitoring system will give real-time updates on and display similar information to that mentioned above on signs posted around highly-trafficked highways around the region.

And yes, signs for I-480 eastbound will always say: "Some idiot crashed again and way too many people use this highway, you are never getting where you're going." Or something to that effect.

Details after the jump.

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Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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