PennDOT chooses variable message signs for I-76 Smart Corridor Initiative

Nov. 20, 2018

The agency chose McCain Inc. to deploy the signs along the smart corridor near Philadelphia

McCain Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the SWARCO Group and a leader in the supply of intelligent transportation solutions for safety and mobility, recently announced that the company’s Variable Speed Limit Signs (VSLS) have been chosen for the new I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) smart corridor initiatives in the Philadelphia region.

The comprehensive, multi-modal transportation management plan aims to decrease congestion, reduce crashes and provide real-time information to drivers. McCain distributor, M.H. Corbin, was awarded the contract for 76 VSLS, powered by SWARCO, that will be installed over the next year to enhance travel along nearly 50 miles of the I-76 between King of Prussia and Philadelphia.

I-76 is a major commuter and long-distance route with access to downtown Philadelphia and the surrounding suburban communities. The new signs will allow traffic managers to reduce or increase speed limits to better maintain traffic flow and safety across the spectrum of conditions including heavy traffic, bad weather, accidents, and other emergencies. Deployments of variable speed limits in other areas have been shown to reduce crashes by as much as 30%.

McCain's Variable Speed Limit Signs are powered by SWARCO’s innovative precision-optic technology, developed and proven in Europe and across the globe, and recently certified in the U.S. market. Also available in McCain variable message signs and lane control signs, precision-optic technology offers distinct advantages over competing lens technology and delivers extremely sharp and vivid images, graphics, and text. Focusing and increasing the light output, SWARCO precision-optics are proven to drastically boost legibility under the most severe weather conditions; characteristics that align with the overall safety goals of the smart corridor project.


Source: McCain Inc.