Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New Signs Save Energy, Reduce Costs

Caltrans is always looking for ways to improve the freeway and highway system in California—from the pavement you drive on to the signs overhead. Speaking of the latter, we're now installing new retro-reflective signs, which provide a double bonus for the public: they're more visible than traditional signage, and they don't require sign-mounted lights to be seen—they're illuminated by motorists’ headlights. 

These new signs helps Caltrans save money on energy costs and reduce our carbon footprint. And because crews don't have to maintain sign lighting, the signage reduces our crews' exposure to live traffic, and fewer closures for maintenance means less inconvenience to motorists. Check out the video below to learn more.