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High-tech system installed to improve traffic flow in B.C.

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- An additional advanced traveller information system in B.C.'s Lower Mainland is expected to impr...

VANCOUVER, B.C. — An additional advanced traveller information system in B.C.’s Lower Mainland is expected to improve traffic flow and congestion on the Lions Gate Bridge, according to Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon.

The system will incorporate changeable message signs and a live-updated Web site showing webcam images. Lane and congestion information will also be available to aid drivers in planning effective routes.

The Lions Gate ATIS is the second advanced traveller information system to help drivers manage driving congestion at key points across the Lower Mainland. Other ATIS systems are in place at the Highway 99 and Hwy 15 border crossings.

The system includes: roadway sensors to update information on congestion and expected delays; bridge and roadway webcams to show current traffic conditions; and integrated systems to allow travellers to see lane direction and traffic flows.

All ATIS Web sites, traffic updates and road condition information from across the province are also available on DriveBC at and on the Ministry of Transportation website at

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