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Monday, August 18, 2008

DOT planning to shed light on traffic jams

By Ed Stannard
Register Metro Editor

Imagine riding down Interstate 95 and seeing that familiar line of brake lights extending toward the far horizon.

Then imagine picking up your cell phone (with hands-free device firmly attached to your ear) and dialing 511. A computer-generated voice tells you: “Two-car accident on southbound I-95 in Milford has been cleared from the roadway. Residual backups expected.”

That kind of information may be just a couple of years away, as the state Department of Transportation works on a system that is up and running in 34 states.

Read the full story at nhregister.com.

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