Wyoming Department of Transportation
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Dynamic Message Signs begin Test Period

Date: 02/13/2014 

09:10

For Immediate Release

February 13, 2014

Dynamic Message Signs begin Test Period

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has completed the installation and continues working on obtaining power to 19 Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) at 10 locations in the North East corner of Wyoming. 

WYDOT began installing the 19 Dynamic Message Signs at 10 locations in the North East corner of Wyoming last fall.  The message signs are located on 1-90 in the Sheridan area near the Port of Entry, MP 18.2, and Sheridan College, MP 26.7, and in the buffalo area near the Rock Creek exit, MP 54.3 and east of Buffalo at MP 59.9, and on I-25 south of Buffalo, MP 296.5.  Signs have also been installed in the Gillette area on I-90 east of Gillette, MP 122.7, and West of Gillette, MP 130.3 and in the Sundance area on I-90 east of Sundance, MP 183.2, and West of Sundance, 190.4.

WYDOT is in the process of acquiring and installing the electricity for the DMS signs.  As each individual sign gets electricity they will begin to look operational.  However there is a 30 day test period on all signs once they become operational so signs will display a generic message for the first 30 days.  Once the 30 day test period is over for each sign will become fully functional.  It may take several months before all of the signs become operational. 

The contract completion date for the sign installation project is September 30, 2014. 

Dynamic Message Signs often are abbreviated DMS they are electronic traffic signs often used on roadways to give travelers information about specific events.  Such as road conditions, accidents, roadwork zones, amber alerts, road closures and any other messages that may be pertinent to the traveling public. 

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