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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2010

For more information, contact:
Michele Compton, 816-607-2027

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.

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