Drivers along the Coquihalla, Sea to Sky and Trans Canada highways will soon see the posted speed limits change, but only on occasion.
The province has spent $12.5 million to install variable speed signs in areas that can see weather change quickly. The signs will change the speed drivers can travel, based on road and weather conditions.
“Once the signs are tested, and they’re operationally in use, it’s going to enable us through our traffic management centre, to actually change the speed, so that the speed is more appropriate to the conditions that exist these stretches of highway at particular time,” Transportation Minister Todd Stone explained.
He says the installation and testing isn’t likely to be completed until March.