It’s a sign of planning ahead
A new overhead changeable message sign has been installed on Highway 1, giving motorists travelling east from Kamloops updated road and weather conditions.
The changeable message sign was installed as part of the Trans-Canada Highway 1 Monte Creek to Pritchard Project.
The sign was installed to replace an older sign in Valleyview, which used old lighting and communications technology.
The new sign’s message is remotely changed by DriveBC to reflect latest road conditions.
According to the province, the new lighting systems are more dependable and require less maintenance.
Overall cost of the sign is approximately $200,000. It was installed by Westcana Electric Inc.
The sign has been activated and is now providing up-to-date information to drivers on Highway 1 who are travelling east or taking the Highway 97 exit to drive east to Vernon.
For travellers about to set out on their journeys, the drivebc.com website offers up-to-date weather and traffic conditions across the province.
The website also has a number of highway webcams that show current state of traffic and weather.