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ADOT displaying I-10 travel times, including between Phoenix, Tucson

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PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Transportation is making it easier for Interstate 10 travelers to know how long it will take to reach their destination.

ADOT has started displaying estimated travel times on I-10 message signs between Phoenix and the New Mexico state line, the department said in a press release.

The I-10 initiative is part of the department’s ongoing plan to provide digital estimated travel times on highways throughout the state.

“It’s great to expand travel time displays along I-10, especially ahead of the holiday travel period,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said in the release. “I-10 is one of the state’s busiest key commerce corridors, so we want to provide drivers with information that can help with their highway travel.”

Signs affected by the change include two in Casa Grande.

The eastbound sign displays travel times to Picacho and Tucson and the westbound one displays travel times to the Loop 202 Santan Freeway and central Phoenix.

ADOT started displaying highway travel times in the Phoenix area in 2008, and the technology was expanded in the city in 2014.

The department said it plans to extend the travel times program to other digital message signs across the state over the next two months.

“We’re pleased to be able to provide estimated travel times to drivers in rural areas of the state,” Brent Cain, who leads ADOT’s Transportation Systems Management and Operations Division, said in the release. “Technology has come a long way in the past decade.

“We’re giving more drivers a better idea of highway conditions up ahead, especially if they see a longer than normal travel time posted.”

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