Message signs to provide information to motorists

NT Government

1 December 2022

New variable message signs have been erected around the Darwin/Palmerston area to provide timely and accurate information to road travellers.

The signs are integrated with Intelligent Transport Systems to display messaging based on real-time road information.

The signs will enable efficient management of traffic flows in the event of road crashes and congestion. The signs will also enable information to be provided to motorists about road closures (for example flooded roads), traffic detours and emergencies, as well as other road safety messages.

Local company Aertex Group has completed the first stage of this project with signs being installed on roads in the Darwin and Palmerston region.

Stage 2 will see signs go up around Central Australia and the Barkly.

Stage 3 will complete the project, with signs installed on the Kakadu, Arnhem, Victoria and Stuart highways in the Arnhem and Katherine regions.

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