SWARCO subsidiary McCain has been chosen to install the variable speed limit signs for the new Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) smart corridor initiatives.
It says the comprehensive, multi-modal transportation management plan aims to decrease congestion, reduce crashes, and provide real-time information to drivers. McCain distributor MH Corbin was awarded the contract for 76 VSLS 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.
Interstate 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. McCain says deployments of variable speed limits in other areas have been shown to reduce crashes by as much as 30 percent.
McCain Variable Speed Limit Signs are powered by SWARCO’s precision-optic technology, developed in Europe and recently certified in the U.S. market.