Signs of Great VMS Progress

The progress on the use of variable message signs (VMS) are discussed in this article. The article highlights the longest road tunnel in the Middle East, and the installation of the latest VMS technology in Canada’s oldest national park to help motorists traveling through. A large volume of VMS have been installed in the new 4.2km-long Zayed Street Tunnel in Abu Dhabi. The VMS supply consists of 204 lane control signs, with Red, Yellow and Green light emitting diodes (LED) pre-defined signs; 204 variable speed limit signs, with Red and Yellow LED signs; 13 in-tunnel VMS 32x480 pixels, Yellow/Amber LEDs; one in-tunnel VMS 32X304 pixels; 12 tunnel approach VMS 112x272 pixels, full color LEDS and the hardware and software control unit. Part of the $1.36 billion four-stage Zayed Street upgrade, which began in October 2007, around 20% of the 7,000 vehicles traveling through Zayed Street during peak week day hours (7am-9am, 3pm-5pm) are reportedly expected to use the new four-lane in each direction tunnel. This article also describes how a system of 3.4cm full-color Vanguard VF-2420 dynamic message signs is now featured on the Trans-Canada highway in Banff National Park, near Calgary, Alberta. Parks Canada and the Alberta Ministry of Transportation contracted with a firm to integrate the display system. The displays show variable weather-related messages to travelers as they ascend around 426.72m into the mountains from Calgary.

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  • Accession Number: 01482868
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2013 9:55AM