FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2010
New Scout Message Boards Go Up In Northland
LEE’S SUMMIT, MO. – In its unswerving effort to provide Kansas City commuters with a the most
extensive real-time traffic management system in the Midwest region, KC Scout continues to
expand into the northland. Three new dynamic message signs (boards) were installed this week along
I-435 north of I-70. The two new southbound I-29 message boards (Platte City and just north of I-635)
were installed yesterday and the southbound I-435message board south of Hwy. 152 will be installed today.
Next week the contractor will be removing the eastbound I-70 DMS board from the Benton Curve and moving
it to southbound I-35 north of I-435. The contractor is going to be delayed by LightCore's fiber splicing so
these DMS boards and the new cameras will not be operational until April.
This is a part of Scout’s northland expansion project which will eventually see new
cameras and signs along I-35 from I-29 to Hwy. 152 in Liberty and along I-29 from Parvin
Road to a few miles north of the I-635 interchange. Scout is also working hard to upgrade
the old Highway Advisory Radio transmitters and beacons so those devices will be
able to give up to date information in future. MoDOT will also install a few devices
along I-29 near Platte City the area where I-435 ties into I-29 north of the airport can
be monitored as well.