New message signs, cameras coming to Ky. highways

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Drivers in five Kentucky counties may notice new message signs and traffic-monitoring cameras coming in the next few months.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the equipment is designed to improve traffic flow and safety for motorists on interstate highways and parkways.

The signs and cameras are being installed in Boone, Gallatin, Hardin, Jefferson and Oldham counties.

Seven new side-mounted message signs and eight cameras are being installed by Arrow Electric of Louisville under a $1.5 million contract. The devices will be part of the cabinet's overall intelligent transportation system, which relays information to motorists about traffic incidents and delays.

Seven existing overhead message signs will also be replaced on the interstate system in Jefferson County.

The work is scheduled to be finished in January.

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