How about traffic information on the freeway signs?

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Transtar sign

For the past three days, some version of the above message has been displayed on the TranStar freeway signs for motorists heading inbound on the Southwest Freeway during P.M. drive time.

It’s all well and good that Houston is trying to get useful information out to those affected by recent storms, but the signs above were really no help today in notifying motorists that there was an accident in the middle lane near the spur, slowing the drive in horribly. Had the sign been displaying that information — information one expects of a highway sign designed to inform motorists of accidents and other problems — some drivers might have been able to exit early and plan other routes.

Instead, we got to sit in a traffic jam that was only starting to build.

That’s stupid. TranStar needs to get the problem fixed.

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