Friday, October 21, 2022

Variable Speed Limit Signs Deployed on Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County

Signs to quickly notify drivers and slow speeds on Interstate 81 have been setup in Schuylkill County.

Earlier this month, PennDOT announced they would be deploying Variable Speed Limit Signs at 63 locations across PennDOT.  These signs are part of a pilot project, and with these signs, the speed limit can be quickly reduced when visibility or roadway conditions call for lower speeds.

The VSL signs have been installed across locations on Interstate 80 and Interstate 81.

In Schuylkill County, 24 VSL's have been installed with more in nearby Lebanon and Luzerne Counties.

While the VSLs are in place through April, permanent speed limit signs will be covered, and the normal posted speed limit will be displayed on the VSL unless visibility or winter weather conditions call for slower speeds. When speed limits are reduced, a yellow light at the top and bottom of the VSL will be flashing to ensure motorists are aware of the change.

Throughout the winter months, drivers should pay attention to these signs for rapidly changing conditions.